Sunday, June 10th, 2012
DISLIN is a very nice and well-documented 2-D and 3-D plotting framework for Fortran and some other programming languages. Furthermore DISLIN provides some widgets to create simple graphic user interfaces (GUIs). This how-to describes how to install DISLIN on an arbitrary Ubuntu system and how to compile and link a sample Fortran 90 program with the shared and static libraries.
Since Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) and DISLIN 10.2 came out, things are easier for Debian-based Systems now. However 64-bit users have to consider some points. I updated this article for Ubuntu 12.04 and DISLIN 10.2 users. Obsolete instructions for Ubuntu 10.04 and lower as well as DISLIN 10.0 were deleted.