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Re: Display Bug

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  • Subject: [mg22387] Re: Display Bug
  • From: paulh at (P.J. Hinton)
  • Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2000 18:55:27 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: "Wolfram Research, Inc."
  • References: <89a5bn$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

In article <89a5bn$9gt at>,
 me at writes:

> That the defect is in the Display operator is evident from two circumstances:
>   1.)  The same distortion is evident in the GIF if we view it using some
>        piece of software other than Mathematica
>   2.)  Version 4.0's Export operator does not exhibit this behavior.     
> When I informed WRI of this anomaly, their response was that, indeed, 
> "Export" is the preferred manner of exporting graphics.  

The reason for the difference in behavior is that for Display[], the 
external program psrender is used to render the Mathematica PostScript
version of the graphic.  In the case of Export[] (when a front end is
present, the kernel requests a bitmap from the front end based on what
the front end's PostScript interpreter produces.

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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