is it possible to display plots in an emacs buffer?

Charles C. Berry cberry at
Fri May 21 19:12:54 CEST 2004

On Fri, 21 May 2004, Angel Lopez wrote:


> I'll explain the idea a bit more. When I am working in emacs and make a 
> plot, a new X11 window opens, I see the plot and to get back to emacs I 
> have to close or minimize the X11, I loose quite a lot of time doing 
> this every day. Wouldn't it be great if the plots could be displayed 
> directly inside an emacs buffer?

After seeing the responses to this I wonder if I have missed something, 

This sounds like a job for the desktop environment to handle. 

What desktop do you use??

On KDE and Windows (at least) 'alt-TAB' will allow you to maximize and/or
bring-to-front another window. On various Solaris desktops the 'front' and
'open' keys on the Sun keyboard handle those operations.

Maybe something similar applies for your desktop.


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