DISLIN is a high level library of subroutines and functions that display data graphically. It is intended to be a powerful and easy to use software package for programmers and scientists that does not require knowledge of hardware features. The software is available for the programming languages C/C++, Fortran 77 and Fortran 90/95. For some operating systems, the languages Perl, Python, Java, Ruby, Tcl, Julia, R, FreeBASIC, Free Pascal and the C/C++ interpreter Ch are also supported.

Since version 11.3, which was released in March 2020, DISLIN can be used free of charge. Up to this point only non-commercial applications were free. A license from Max-Planck-Innovation had to be aquired for commercial applications. After the author left the Max-Planck-Society, licenses no longer existed and the use of the software was approved by the author Helmut Michels. In the meantime, all rights to DISLIN have been transferred back to the author of DISLIN from Max-Planck-Innovation.

A short history of DISLIN and an overview of all versions can be found here.