Many people have asked me how to make the rotating globe we have on our home page. This post will take you step by step how to make the rotating globe gif using “gnuplot”.
To install gnuplot, you can follow this page.
In Mac, you can install gnuplot using the homebrew:
ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"
This will install homebrew in your Mac in case you don’t have.
Then use the command:
brew install gnuplot --with-x11
This should do the job and then you should be able to run the command
If this throws error then you can overwrite the symbolic links by
brew link --overwrite gnuplot
Making the rotating globe gif
Now, you can download the codes for making the gif from the GitHub by clicking here (Data Source: gnuplotting). Run this bash script in your computer, it may take a few seconds and you should be able to get the “globe.gif” file.