How To Install gnuplot-wx on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install gnuplot-wx on CentOS 8 using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update gnuplot-wx as well.

One-liner Install Command

If you are only interested in the installation command, here is a quick answer for you:

sudo yum makecache && sudo yum -y install gnuplot-wx
or if you use dnf:
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install gnuplot-wx

But if you are interested in the details with step-by-step instructions, the following information will be helpful.

What is gnuplot-wx and How to Install It?

First things first, you will need access to a server or computer running CentOS 8. This guide was written specifically with a server running CentOS 8 in mind, although it should also work on older, supported versions of the operating system.

Also, make sure you are running a regular, non-root user with sudo privileges configured on your server. When you have an account available, log in as your non-root user to begin.

There are several ways to install gnuplot-wx on CentOS 8. You can use (links are clickable):

In the following sections, we will describe each method in detail. You can choose one of them or refer to the recommended one.

Install gnuplot-wx on CentOS 8 using dnf

First, update dnf packages database with dnf by running the next command:

sudo dnf makecache --refresh

After updating database, You can install gnuplot-wx using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install gnuplot-wx

Install gnuplot-wx on CentOS 8 using yum

Because gnuplot-wx is available in CentOS 8’s default repositories, it is possible to install it from these repositories using the yum packaging system.

To begin, update local packages database with yum using the following command.

sudo yum makecache --refresh

Now can install gnuplot-wx package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install gnuplot-wx

How to upgrade (update) a single package gnuplot-wx using yum?

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

If you want to update a specific package like gnuplot-wx in this example you should use the following command:

yum update gnuplot-wx

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade gnuplot-wx

How to Upgrade gnuplot-wx on CentOS 8 with dnf?

When you run the dnf update, all system packages with available updates are updated. However, if you want to upgrade a single package, then you would have to pass the package name as the argument to the dnf update command.

dnf update gnuplot-wx

How To remove gnuplot-wx from CentOS 8

To uninstall only the gnuplot-wx package you can execute the following command:

sudo dnf remove gnuplot-wx

Extra info and code examples

Gnuplot is a portable command-line driven interactive data and function plotting utility that supports lots of output formats, including drivers for many printers, (La)TeX, (x)fig, Postscript, and so on. The X11-output is packaged in gnuplot-x11. Data files and self-defined functions can be manipulated by the internal C-like language. Can perform smoothing, spline-fitting, or nonlinear fits, and can work with complex numbers. This package is for transition and to install a full-featured gnuplot supporting the X11-output.

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You now have a full guide on how to install gnuplot-wx using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we showed how to update manually as a single package and different ways to uninstall the gnuplot-wx from CentOS 8.

See also:

How To Install gnuplot-wx on CentOS 8

How To Install gnuplot-wx on Fedora 34