[AstroPy] DISLIN

Perry Greenfield perry at stsci.edu
Thu Dec 2 16:40:07 CST 2004

I did try it a few years back. I found it a bit clumsy to use and 
subject to
crashing (not that it hasn't improved or that it wasn't my problem). 
There were
a few issues we had with using it (such as the difficulty of embedding 
it within
other GUI's) and the fact that it was not open source. I forget how 
well it
supported images, that may have been another issue as well. I don't 
know how
much that has changed.

But it makes me ask the obvious question. What keeps you from using 
I know it doesn't have all the plot types (e.g., contour, surface plots 
pie charts) but these will be added eventually (contour very soon). Any 

Thanks, Perry

On Dec 2, 2004, at 12:27 PM, Russell E Owen wrote:

> I saw the appended announcement today on comp.lang.python and thought 
> it might be of interest. Has anyone here used DISLIN? Comments?
> -- Russell

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