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  • Subject: PostScript
  • From: tuk at (John Pender)
  • Date: Tue, 16 Mar 93 16:17:44 YST

i have what should be a simple question about postscript. it is simple to
save mma plots to disk on a unix platform by, for instance, using the command


it is also simple to view this file by using the program x11ps or sunps.  ie
by typing the shell command

my question is whether it's possible to do the same thing within a mma session
so that the newly opened window containing the plot is actually part of thesession.

Mathematica 2.1 for SPARC
Copyright 1988-92 Wolfram Research, Inc.
 -- X11 windows graphics initialized --
In[1]:= SomeCommandThatPutsThePlotOnTheScreen[""]

Out[2]= -Graphics-

In[2]:= Show[%]

Out[2]= -Graphics-

the output of Out[2] is a duplicate of Out[1].  notice that running x11ps does
not quite work.

Mathematica 2.1 for SPARC
Copyright 1988-92 Wolfram Research, Inc.
 -- X11 windows graphics initialized --
In[1]:= !x11ps

this approach pops the plot up onto the screen alright, but it doesn't become
a part of the mma session.

mma does a fine job of generating the postscript code;  you'd think thatreading in a postscript file would be pretty easy.

thanks in advance for your help.

john pender

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Subject: Mandelbrot
Status: R


Has anybody rewritten the Mandelbrot program (that comes bundled with the NeXT computer software) so that you zoom into the picture deeper than you can in Version 2.1?  .

Jon Dattorro
Ensoniq Corp.

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