Re: Mathematica exports curves in pieces to Illustrator

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg45376] Re: Mathematica exports curves in pieces to Illustrator*From*: AES/newspost <siegman at stanford.edu>*Date*: Sun, 4 Jan 2004 04:56:08 -0500 (EST)*References*: <200401020923.EAA26172@smc.vnet.net> <bt5o4e$391$1@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

> I'm afraid that's something you'll just have to live with. However, by > clicking and dragging, you can usually select many segments at once. > Once you've got them all selected, you can them "group" them. > Why this is so, can be easily understood, since the M's plot > constitutes from final line segments. To see this, pick out > the Out Graphics argument and look into it with FullForm command. First paragraph may be correct -- but (I suspect) only because, for whatever reason, "that's the way Mathematica does it". I'm skeptical that Mathematica *has* to do it that way -- that is, has to break a single curve into some number of smaller sub-segments -- for any major technical reason; and it would be nicer if it didn't do it that way. Are there technical reasons (maximum number of points per Line[], or something like that) why Mathematica has to do it this way? Also, if you Select first segment A, then segment B, of a segmented curve of this type after transferring it from Mathematica to Illustrator, the curve appears continuous. Does this mean that the final point of segment A and the initial point of segment B are the same? -- or just very close to each other? Or does the EPS file somehow contain enough data that Illustrastor knows how to fill in the gap between last A and first B points?

**References**:**Mathematica exports curves in pieces to Illustrator***From:*Mattiephly@hotmail.com (Ralph Reinbeck)