MET Files
a Metafile Format for the DISLIN Graphics Package

MET is a data directory which contains examples of files in the MET format, a metafile format for the DISLIN graphics package.

Graphics images created by DISLIN can be stored symbolically in a MET file. DISLIN can retrieve this data, and display it to the screen, or convert it to any of a number of standard graphics file formats.

Users desiring a specific graphics file format from DISLIN call the function metafl(). One of the input options to this function is "GKSL", which creates a GKSLIN metafile. If metafl() is not called, the default format is apparently GKSLIN, so I am presuming that this format is what is meant when DISLIN refers to its metafile format, although DISLIN also makes available a DISLIN "IMAG" format as well.


The computer code and data files described and made available on this web page are distributed under the GNU LGPL license.

Related Programs and Data:

DISLIN, C programs which illustrate the use of DISLIN, a scientific graphics package, by Helmut Michels.


  1. Helmut Michels,
    The Data Plotting Software DISLIN - version 10.4,
    Shaker Media GmbH, January 2010,
    ISBN13: 978-3-86858-517-9.
  2. The DISLIN web page;

Sample files:

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Last revised on 11 April 2011.