Specify the name of the directory where Dataplot's auxiliary files
The Dataplot distribution comes with a large number of sample data
files, macro and program files, and experiment design files.
Typically, these files can be accessed in the READ, CALL, and LIST
commands without specifying a path name. However, if the local
implementor has not specified this path correctly in the Dataplot
source code, the SET PATH command can be used to tell Dataplot where
to locate them. Check with your local implementor for the correct
On Microsoft Windows platforms, the Install Shield installation sets
the DATAPLO$ environment variable in the Windows registry that defines
the default location.
For Unix/Linux and Mac OS X installations, you will typically add a
line in your .cshrc file (for c-shell or t-shell users) or your
.bashrc (for Bourne-shell users) that defines the DATAPLOT_FILES
So for those systems where an appropriate environment variable has
been properly defined, there is no need to enter a SET PATH command.
SET PATH <string>
where <string> specifies the desired path name.
SET PATH D:\DATAPLOT
SET PATH /usr/local/lib/dataplot
When Dataplot attempts to open a file, it will first do so in the
current directory. If Dataplot is unable to locate the file in the
current directory, it will look in the directory containing the
Dataplot auxillary files.
You can use the SET SEARCH DIRECTORY command to define an additional
directory where Dataplot will look for the file.
On Microsoft Windows platforms, the default path is determined by the
Install Shield installation and the DATAPLO$ environment variable is
set to this directory. For English-based platforms, this is either
"C:\Program Files\NIST\DATAPLOT" (for 32-bit systems) or
"C:\Program Files (x86)\NIST\DATAPLOT". Non-English platforms will
typically have a different name for "Program Files".
On Linux/Unix and Mac OS X systems, the default path is determined by
the DATAPLOT_FILES environment variable. If the this environment
variable is not defined, the default path is
List the contents of a file.
Read data from a file.
Execute commands stored in a file.
Define an additional directory that will be searched.
SET PATH /home/heckert/lib/dataplot/
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Date created: 06/04/2016
Last updated: 06/04/2016
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