Token2Shell/MD is *NOT* gnuplot. You use Token2Shell/MD to connect to a server that has the gnuplot installed. When you start gnuplot from that server and issue a command to plot a graph, Token2Shell/MD automatically redirects its output to your local Windows screen.

In order to redirect the graphic output, Token2Shell/MD currently utilizes Tektronix 4014 terminal emulation similar to XTerm ( Hence, you only need to enable “xterm” terminal mode in gnuplot.

Since Token2Shell/MD utilizes Tektronix 4014 emulation to plot graphs, it also inherits the limitations of the emulation mode. The following lists some of those limitations:

  • Line colors are not supported.

    Tektronix 4014 emulation itself doesn’t support colors. However, Token2Shell/MD has options to replace line dash types to colors.

    NOTE. If you have upgraded gnuplot from version 4.x to 5.x, please note that version 5.x now has a separate “dashtype” option. Thus you may need to use additional commands (ex. “set linetype 1 dashtype 2”) to have the same dash/color effects in version 5.x (

  • “Fill” related options are not supported (ex. with filledcurves, with boxes).

When you want to copy currently displayed graph to clipboard, you can use [ Snapshot ] menu or ALT+P keyboard shortcut.