I use Mac OS 10.5.8 and I want to install Gnuplot. I have found some advice on the net but it is not useful for me. Can anyone give me some clear steps of what is needed? What programs do I need and where can I find them exactly? A step-by-step solution invoking terminal commands would be appreciated.


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Install brew. The website lists the requirements, and the step by steps command line instructions. In short, it's:

ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL --insecure https://raw.github.com/mxcl/homebrew/go)"


brew install gnuplot

You're on 10.5.8 so installation requires '--insecure' as the older version of curl didn't have the CA secure certs packaged in.

Brew is also very handy for installing software in general. It's a unix package manager in the style of apt.

  • Alex i don t know how to thank you!!!! It worked perfectly!!!!
    – ariscampis
    Nov 2, 2013 at 9:05
  • No problem. Just check the answer as correct.
    – Alex
    Nov 2, 2013 at 17:43

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