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Graphics Layout Engine


Graphics Layout Engine

Stable release 4.2.4c / March 15, 2012 (2012-03-15)
Development status Active
Written in C++
Platform Cross-platform
License BSD / GPL

Graphics Layout Engine (GLE) is a graphics scripting language designed for creating publication quality graphs, plots, diagrams, figures and slides.[1][2] GLE supports various graph types such as function plots, histograms, bar graphs, scatter plots, contour lines, color maps and surface plots through a simple but flexible set of graphing commands. More complex output can be created by relying on GLE's scripting language, which is full featured with subroutines, variables, and logic control. GLE relies on LaTeX for text output and supports mathematical formula in graphs and figures. GLE's output formats include EPS, PS, PDF, JPEG, and PNG.

The GLE software dates back to the early 90's[3] and it is still under active development. Currently, GLE development is hosted on

  • The Graphics Layout Engine's website

External links

  1. ^ "The GLE Reference Manual". 
  2. ^ "GLE at Freecode". 
  3. ^ "Historical notes about GLE". 
  4. ^ "GLE's SourceForge page". 
  5. ^ "GLE in Debian GNU/Linux". 
  6. ^ "GLE in Fedora GNU/Linux". 
  7. ^ "GLE in SUSE GNU/Linux". 


See also

GLE is licenced under the BSD license. QGLE, the GLE user interface, is licenced under the GPL license.


GLE is available for all major operating systems including Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Unix. It is included in GNU/Linux distributions such as Debian,[5] Fedora,[6] and SUSE.[7]



  • Platforms 1
  • License 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


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