Using "jplot"


Get the ZIP archive containing jplot from:

Unpack the ZIP file into a directory/folder under your home directory or "My Documents" area. For convenience, put the XPLOT graphics files (extension .xpl) in that same folder.


Get and install java from

Instructions are at:

Display a graphics file from the command line:

C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\java -jar jPlot.jar someXplotFile.xpl

If you do this a lot, you will probably want to change your PATH settings to include java, as described in:

That simplifies the display command to

java -jar jPlot.jar someXplotFile.xpl

Mac and Linux

On the Mac, java should already be installed. On linux you may need to get it via your favorite package manager. Then use

java -jar jPlot.jar someXplotFile.xpl