RE: Re: Is there any productive way to use Mathematica + pdfLaTeX?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg47495] RE: Re: Is there any productive way to use Mathematica + pdfLaTeX?*From*: "Gareth J. Russell" <gjr2008 at columbia.edu>*Date*: Wed, 14 Apr 2004 07:16:49 -0400 (EDT)*Organization*: Columbia University*References*: <c5gghj$avm$1@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

On Mac OS 10.3 or later, it's very easy: just save as EPS, and then open the EPS with the Preview application. It will automatically convert to vector-based PDF with no border (which is just what you want). Save the PDF version and call it in TeX with \includegraphics Incidentally, if you are using Keynote for a presentation, you don't even need to save the PDF -- you can copy the autoconverted EPS file and paste into Keynote where it appears as scalable, transparent PDF, which looks fantastic. Makes PowerPoint look clunky... Gareth Russell Columbia University In <c5gghj$avm$1 at smc.vnet.net> Owen, HL (Hywel) wrote: > Our group messed around for a while trying to get as simple a LaTeX > installation on Windows as possible. We finally settled on MikTeX/ > WinEdt. WinEdt costs a few tens of dollars per license, but is well > worth it (IMHO) to avoid hassle. An installation guide is given at: > > http://www.astec.ac.uk/ap/software/latex.html > > There is also a guide to how to get .eps files into your documents - > the procedure is to insert them into the .tex file, then do: > > ..tex -> .dvi -> .pdf > > To get your Mathematica plots into yout LaTeX documents, export them > as ..eps. > > It's about the simplest procedure we've found. If there is a simpler/ > better tool for .tex editing out there, we''d like to hear about it! > > Hywel > >> -----Original Message----- >> From: ankowar at yahoo.com [mailto:ankowar at yahoo.com] To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net >> Sent: 12 April 2004 08:45 >> To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net >> Subject: [mg47495] Re: Is there any productive way to use >> Mathematica + >> pdfLaTeX? >> >> >> inacioglb at yahoo.com (Inacio Guerberoff) wrote in message >> news:<c4g69g$qtu$1 at smc.vnet.net>... >> > Hello >> > >> > I use Mathematica 5.0 and would like to know if there is >> any easy and >> > fast way to include Mathematica plots in pdfLaTeX >> documents. The way I >> > know is to make a Export[graph,"file.pdf"] for example, and then >> > include in the tex file the following: >> > >> > \includegraphics{file.pdf} >> > >> > The problem is that the PDF generated by Mathematica is >> weird, because >> > the plot is on the bottom-left of the page, and the same >> thing happens >> > in the document. I think what would solve the problem would be a >> > function like PlotPDF[Plot[x^2,{x,0,2}],"file.pdf"]. This function >> > saves the plot in "file.pdf", but in a way that you can insert it >> > directly in a LaTeX document. >> > >> > Anyone has tips on this task? >> > >> > Thanks >> > Inacio Guerberoff >> >> This is what I do to get pdf version of a notebook on windows. >> Choose File->Print, check the box "Print to File". >> Mathematica produces a .prn >> file. Open the file with Ghostscript (I use gsview 4.6). Choose >> File->Convert->pdfwrite and appropriate resolution. >> This works also on linux if you produce .ps file. >> >> Hope it helps, >> >> AK >> > >

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