EMBOSS: C2 Graphics Library

EMBOSS graphics currently uses a library called PLPLOT.

Original Library requirements


  1. Is PLPLOT good enough?
  2. Is there a reasonable alternative to PLPLOT?
  3. Can we use more than one graphics library?
  4. Can we write our own graphics library?
  5. Graphics code is tightly linked to the reast of the library, because ACD has a graph data type that makes cals to PLPLOT. We have been asked to separate the graphics (and ACD) from the rest of the library code. Is this a high priority?