Files that contain the file extension PL are associated with multiple programs and applications and various file types. The programs and applications include Perl Script, UNIX Color Plot, and Prolog. PL files contain data and information related to the program that created the file.
If the file extension PL is related to Perl Script, it is a source code and script file type that contains programming code created with the Perl language. Perl scripts are used to create server scripting, application configurations, and CGI scripts which are used with web servers. Perl is a programming language used to create dynamic content and feature-rich applications.
PL files that are associated with UNIX Color Plot are an image file type that contains vector images in two and three dimensional format. The images are used to create models and objects using the BRL-CAD program. A UNIX Color Plot is used to create graphs in two and three dimensional format.
If the file extension PL is associated with Prolog, the file is a source code file type that contains symbolic computations in the Prolog programming language. The computations are used for mathematical logic, artificial intelligence, relational databases, and design automation applications.
How to Open PL Files
Since PL files can be opened using multiple programs and applications, double click on the file to see if it will automatically open in a default program you have installed on your PC. PL files can consist of different file types, so you may already have a program which will open the file.
If the PL files are related to Perl Script, you can open them using the Perl developers application, which is open source and available as a free download on the Perl.org website. The Perl application is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, and the Linux operating system. You can also use ActivePerl, which is available in both a free and paid edition and is available on the ActiveState website. ActivePerl is also multiplatform and works with the same operating systems as the Perl application.
PL files that are associated with UNIX Color Plot can be opened using the BRL-CAD program, which is an open source modeling system that offers interactive editing, ray-tracing, and analysis. BRL-CAD is available as a free download on the BRL-CAD website and is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.
If the PL file extension is classified as a Prolog source code file, the file can be opened using SWI-Prolog which provides a Prolog development environment that is distributed under the GNU general public license. SWI-Prolog is available as a free download on the SWI-Prolog website and is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, and the Linux operating system.