Re: What should Mma be, part II
- To: mathgroup at yoda.physics.unc.edu
- Subject: Re: What should Mma be, part II
- From: "Edward F. Keith" <ed at efkport.kew.com>
- Date: Tue, 15 Dec 1992 19:38:13 EST
On Fri, 11 Dec 92 14:42:47 -0800, jacobson at cello.hpl.hp.COM wrote: > The problem is that life is not so simple with graphics. I can't just > "pipe" a graphics object into my favorite graphics tool and get good > results. Well, if it is a simple Plot object, with not too much work > I can extract the underlying list and convert it into a list of > coordinates and then suck the result into GnuPlot. But what if its got > captions? Or what about 3D plots or density plots, or polygons, or if > it contains color? . . . > So I think that the analogy with Unix breaks down, since there is no > common language for graphics objects at a level where the object is > understood. The obvious solution is a standard language for graphic objects. The first step toward creating such a standard is to adapt something in house and publish it as a psudostandard. -Ed K. -- Ed Keith Telephone: 1(703)370-5217 U.S. Snail: 4535 Taney Ave. #201 Internet : ed at efkport.kew.com Alexandria, VA 22304 I am I, Don Quixote, The Lord of La Mancha . . .