Please note that the recommended version of Scilab is 2023.1.0. This page might be outdated.
See the recommended documentation of this function
Select a graphics driver
current_driver=driver() driver(driver_name) previous_driver = driver(driver_name)
string, driver to be selected (case insensitive).
string, selected driver.
string, driver previously selected.
This function provides a switch between the different drivers for export or display.
Direct rendering on the screen or off-screen export without any graphical user interface. This is available in the mode scilab-adv-cli (or also called -nw)
Used without any input argument, the driver function returns the current graphics driver name.
To display graphic into a new window instead of off-screen format. This is the default behavior of Scilab.
- X11 or Rec
output to the screen of the computer.
Supported vectorial formats
The selected driver can be one of the following vectorial format:
- Pos or ps
output into Postscript format.
output into PDF format.
output into SVG format.
Supported bitmap formats
The selected driver can be one of the following vectorial bitmap:
output into GIF format.
output into PNG format.
- JPEG or JPG
output into JPEG format.
output into BMP format.
output into portable pixmap format (PPM) format.
To redirect the graphic output to a GIF file (which will be written in the current directory), you can use the following example:
previous_driver = driver('GIF'); xinit(TMPDIR+'/mygiffile.gif'); plot3d(); xend(); driver(previous_driver); // Bring back the previous behavior of Scilab
For example if one has generated a sequence of GIF files named
img*.gif it is possible to build an animated GIF file (named anim.gif) by
convert -delay 10 img*.gif anim.gif
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