The PGPLOT Graphics Subroutine Library is a Fortran- or C-callable, device-independent graphics package for making simple scientific graphs. It is intended for making graphical images of publication quality with minimum effort on the part of the user. For most applications, the program can be device-independent, and the output can be directed to the appropriate device at run time.

Read more about PGPLOT on their website.


PGPLOT is not public-domain software. However, it is freely available for non-commercial use. The source code and documentation are copyrighted by California Institute of Technology, and may not be redistributed or placed on public Web servers without permission. The software is provided ``as is’’ with no warranty.

The PGPLOT module on the HPC

The PGPLOT module can be loaded into your environment with the following command:

$ module add pgplot

The PGPLOT module is available on ARC3:





pgplot 5.2.2

module add pgplot/5.2.2