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Re: Help v3. Display & LaserPrint

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  • Subject: [mg12793] Re: Help v3. Display & LaserPrint
  • From: "P.J. Hinton" <paulh>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Jun 1998 04:05:26 -0400
  • Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
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On 10 Jun 1998, Thang Nguyen wrote:

> There is no  LaserPrint at all, and  Display (to save graphics into
> postscript files, with !psfix) seems to work differently, so i coudn't
> use the Display command either.
> Any hint on what the problem might be?  I used Mathematica quite a lot,
> version 2.x in the US, but i'm new here, and nobody around seems to use
> Mathematica, so i couldn't ask anyone around.

It would be useful for us to know exactly what you're trying to do.  I'm
not certain, but it sounds as if you are trying to get hard copy of a
graphic generated within a Unix shell interface to the Mathematica

I'm not familiar with the function LaserPrint[], perhaps this was a
locally defined function at your site.  

I do know of a function called PSPrint[] that was used to print
PostScript graphics from a shell-based kernel session.  This function
existed up through version 2.2 and is not implemented in Version 3.0. 
You can resurrect this function by following the steps in the FAQ at

The new PSPrint[] is a wrapper to Display[] which calls the shell script
psfix from it's new location, which is the path relative to the top
level Mathematica directory SystemFiles/Graphics/SystemResources.

Since you are working under Solaris, you may need to edit the sample
code on the FAQ page to reflect System V Unix syntax ("lp" instead of

If I have somehow misunderstood your question, please let me know.

P.J. Hinton
Mathematica Programming Group           paulh at Wolfram
Research, Inc.        
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.

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