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Developer(s) Helmut Michels
Stable release
11.0 / February 2017; 10 months ago (2017-02)
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Plotting library
License Free for non-commercial use
Website www.dislin.de

DISLIN is a high-level plotting library developed by Helmut Michels at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Göttingen, Germany. Helmut Michels currently works as a mathematician and Unix system manager at the computer center of the institute.

The DISLIN library contains routines and functions for displaying data as curves, bar graphs, pie charts, 3D-colour plots, surfaces, contours and maps. Several output formats are supported such as X11, VGA, PostScript, PDF, CGM, WMF, SVG, HPGL, PNG, BMP, PPM, GIF and TIFF.

DISLIN is available for the programming languages Fortran 77, Fortran 90/95 and C. Plotting extensions for the languages Perl, Python, Java, Julia, Ruby and Tcl are also supported for most operating systems. The current version of DISLIN is 11.0 released in February 2017. The first version 1.0 was released in December 1986.

The DISLIN software is free for non-commercial use.[1] [2]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Michels, Helmut (2009). "License Information". The Data Plotting Software DISLIN, Version 10. Shaker Media. pp. 9–10. ISBN 978-3-86858-517-9. 
  2. ^ Helmut Michels (2017). "END-USER LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR DISLIN".