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<html>

<head> <title> Information about Gri </title> </head>

<body>

This document introduces Gri, a program for creating science graphs.

<p>

First, the
<a href="#Contents">
contents
</a>
of the FTP directory are outlined briefly, and then
information is given about the files containing
<a href="#PostScriptManual">
PostScript Manual,
</a>
the
<a href="#InfoManual">
"info"
</a>
manual, the 
<a href="#Source">
source
</a>
distribution and the 
<a href="#Binary">
binary
</a>
distribution, the
<a href="#linux">
linux
</a>
distribution,
and the 
<a href="#Examples">
examples
</a>
which appear in the manual.


<a name="Contents">
<h1>1.  Contents of Gri FTP Directory</h1>
</a>

This directory holds Gri, a program to plot science graphs.  Several
versions may be available, as indicated by numbers in the filenames.
In the present file, the symbol <code>N.N.N</code> is used to indicate
the version number.

Contents of this directory:
<pre>
 AUTHOR                              -- Information about author
 DISCUSSION                          -- Email discussion on gri newsgroup
 FAQ                                 -- Frequently asked questions, text
 FAQ.html                            -- Frequently asked questions, HTML
 History                             -- History of new features
 README                              -- What you are reading now, text
 README.html                         -- What you are reading now, text
 cmdrefcard.ps                       -- Commands ref card
 cookbook                            -- Contents of Gri cookbook
 fig2gri.gz                          -- Converts fig files to gri
 gri-N.N.N.tgz                       -- complete source, docs
 gri-N.N.N-1.i386.rpm                -- complete RedHat/linux package
 gri-binary-N.N.N-ibm-rs6000.tar.gz  -- Precompiled gri for IBM RS6000
 gri-binary-N.N.N-linux.tar.gz       -- Precompiled gri for linux
 gri-binary-N.N.N-sequent.tar.gz     -- Precompiled gri for sequent
 gri-binary-N.N.N-SunOS4.tar.gz      -- Precompiled gri for sun OS 4.x
 gri-binary-N.N.N-SunOS5.tar.gz      -- Precompiled gri for sun OS 5.x
 gri-examples-N.N.N.tar.gz           -- Examples from manual
 gri-manual-info-N.N.N.tar.gz        -- Manual in GNU texinfo form
 gri-manual-postscript-N.N.N.tar.gz  -- Manual in PostScript form
 gri-mode.el                         -- GNU emacs editing mode for Gri
 gri-source-N.N.N.tar.gz             -- C++ program source for Gri
 gri-source-beta.tar.gz              -- do not use unless author says to
 gritek-source.tar.gz                -- Tektronix Gri viewer (very poor)
 grix-source.tar.gz                  -- X11 Gri viewer (very poor)
 iso0.tar.gz                         -- Some isopycnals for TS diagrams
 refcard.ps.gz                       -- Overview reference card
</pre>

Some of the files have numbers in their names, to indicate the
version of Gri.  Files ending in .gz are compressed with GZIP, while
those ending in .tar.gz were created by TAR and then compressed.  Here
is an example of uncompressing and untarring a file archive:

<pre>
    zcat gri-binary-SunOS5-2.1.10.tar.gz | tar xvf -
</pre>

Note: The zcat decompression program can be acquired from any GNU
site, e.g. from prep.ai.mit.edu in the pub/gnu directory.


<a name="PostScriptManual">
<h1> 2. Postscript Manual</h1>
</a>

The file with a name like
<code>gri-manual-postscript-N.N.N.tar.gz</code> contains the complete
Gri manual, in PostScript form.  Also included are two reference
cards, also in PostScript form.

<p>
The manual can be printed on any PostScript printer.  On unix systems
the command to print it is something like
<pre>
    lpr -ps gri.ps
</pre>

<p> If your computer can preview PostScript (otherwise, you would not
be using Gri!) then you might want to print just the table of contents
and indices, and use these to navigate the online manual.  This saves
paper while letting you keep up-to-date with new versions of the
manual.

<a name="InfoManual">
<h1>3. Info Manual</h1>
</a>

The file with a name like <code>gri-manual-info-N.N.N.tar.gz</code>
contains the complete Gri manual, in <code>gzip</code>ed, <code>tar</code>ed format.  The
manual is in the "info" format promoted by the Free Software
Foundation.  See your local documentation on installing "info" nodes.


<a name="Source">
<h1>4. Source Distribution</h1>
</a>

The file with a name like <CODE>gri-source-N.N.N.tar.gz</CODE>
contains the complete source for Gri, in <code>gzip</code>ed,
<code>tar</code>ed format.  (The number gives the version number of
this issue of Gri.)  See above for instructions in
<code>unzipping</code> and un<code>tar</code>ing the <CODE>
gri-source-N.N.N.tar.gz </CODE> file.  After this is done,
you</code>ll have a local directory called <CODE>src-VERSION</CODE>
which contains the Gri source code (plus an ancillary startup file
called <CODE>gri.cmd </CODE>).  Read the file <CODE>INSTALL</CODE> to
see how to install Gri on your machine.

<a name="Binary">
<h1>5. Binary Distribution</h1>
</a>

Precompiled versions of Gri are available for several platforms.  See
files like <CODE>gri-binary-SunOS5-N.N.N.tar.gz</CODE>, etc.  Here is
how to extract gri and install it:

<p>

<ol>
<li> Extract the archive, by typing e.g
<pre>
    zcat gri-binary-SunOS5-2.1.10.tar.gz | tar xvf -
</pre>

This will create a directory called
<code>gri-binary-SunOS5-2.1.10</code> which contains the precompiled
(<code>gri</code>), the startup file (<code>gri.cmd</code>), a
Makefile to install Gri, and a documentation file called
<code>README</code>.

<li>
Follow the directions in the <code>README</code> file to install Gri.

</ol>


<a name="linux">
<h1>6. Linux Distribution</h1>
</a>
The full program, with online documentation in `<code>info</code>' and
`<code>html</code>' form, is available pre-configured for both RedHat
and Debian flavors of linux.  Since most linux distributions handle
either RedHat or Debian packages, this means that these packages
should work on all flavors of linux.

<p>
To install in RedHat, type e.g.
<pre>
    rpm -i gri-2.2.0-1.i386.rpm
</pre>
or, if another version of gri is already installed, you'd want to
'update' it, by typing
<pre>
    rpm -U gri-2.2.0-1.i386.rpm
</pre>
Removing Gri, not that you'd want to, is also trivial:
<pre>
    rpm -e gri
</pre>


<a name="Examples">
<h1>7. Example Files</h1>
</a>

The files <CODE>example1.gri</CODE>, <CODE>example2.gri</CODE>, etc,
are example Gri command files.  To run them, creating PostScript files
named <CODE>example1.ps</CODE>, <CODE>example2.ps</CODE>, etc, simply
type <CODE>make</CODE> in the examples directory.

</body>
</html>