Baudline installation

whatis : Baudline is a time-frequency browser designed for scientific visualization of the spectral domain.


Baudline is not longer maintained, the latest version dates back to 2013, only the executable is available and still works.

home page :

infos : FrDisplay

Baudline needs a special color palette file not included into the standard download tar file. Such palette can be download from this public link:

or with the following command:

wget -O auriga.palette

Copy auriga.palette into $HOME_LIBS/BAUDLINE/baudline_1.08_linux_x86_64/palettes/ directory.


For some unknown reason Red Hat decided to remove the Helvetica and the legacy fixed-point bitmap fonts. These very basic fonts have been a staple in Linux distributions for more than a decade and now you need to install these “optional” fonts. See Baudline FAQ.

On Scientific Linux run:
sudo yum install xorg-x11-fonts-misc


set HOME_BAUDLINE environment variable in watenv script.