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Re: Re: Newly Released Mathematica 5.1 Delivers Unmatched Performance for Handling Data

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  • Subject: [mg52403] Re: [mg52390] Re: Newly Released Mathematica 5.1 Delivers Unmatched Performance for Handling Data
  • From: George Woodrow III <georgevw3 at mac.com>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Nov 2004 01:04:31 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <co1f6q$slm$1@smc.vnet.net> <200411251050.FAA21553@smc.vnet.net>
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The MacOS 'problem' exposed by the rotated text bug *has* been fixed in 
OS X. However, to take advantage of the fix, you have to start using 
the new 2D engine -- Quartz. Since QuickDraw (The OS 9 graphics engine) 
has been deprecated, I am sure that Wolfram is working on an upgrade.

I have been dealing with this problem since version 1.1, and on the 
larger scheme of things, I'd rather have the right results and faster 
performance. I can always export the graphs as eps into Illustrator (my 
main use for Illustrator), and for quick presentations, the screen 
output is usable.

george



On 25 Nov, 2004, at 5:50 am, Mike wrote:

> Kevin,
>
> Since I do not use Linux I have no knowledge of what problems may 
> exist. If
> this is a system software problem, which I believe it is, then is it
> reasonable to expect WRI to spend time and money to develop a work 
> around
> given that this is essentially a cosmetic problem. The gobbled y axis 
> labels
> are corrected if you save a graphics selection as EPS and past into 
> programs
> such as illustrator or freehand. The labels are also corrected if you 
> save
> as PDF using Acrobat.
>
> If you were running WRI you'd presumably prioritize all bugs or psuedo 
> bugs
> and allocate resources appropriately. I would have thought that trying 
> to
> fix something that may well get fixed in a future Mac OS release 
> should be a
> low priority given that (IMHO) it is cosmetic.
>
> Mike


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