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Re: How to get decent quality plots.

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  • Subject: [mg57463] Re: How to get decent quality plots.
  • From: Bill Rowe <readnewsciv at earthlink.net>
  • Date: Sat, 28 May 2005 05:40:17 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

On 5/27/05 at 4:57 AM, nospam at nowhere.com (Dave) wrote:

>Jens-Peer Kuska wrote:

>>RandSeed[11];

>>ListPlot[ Table[{x, Random[Real, {0, x}]}, {x, 0, 10}], Frame ->
>>True, TextStyle -> {FontFamily -> "Times"}, PlotLabel -> "64
>>cycles in FIFO", FrameLabel -> {"S/N dB", "RMS error mm"}
>>]

>Thanks, that is a bit of an improvement, but still does not look
>too good to me.

>The text on the y axis is written in a way I've never seen on any
>publication, where there letters are stacked one above the other,
>like floors in an office block. Normally the text is written as one
>would normally write (left to right), then its rotated 90 degrees
>on the y-axis.

From you comments above, I am guessing you are using Mathematica on a Mac. There is a well known (amoung Mac users of Mathematica) bug with respect to rendering of rotated text in Mathematica on Macs. On screen, the letters retain their vertical orientation with the only the placement of each letter being along the desired line. However, the printed output is what is desired.

There are a variety of work arounds for this problem. But all the work arounds I know of involve editing the graphic outside of Mathematica, clearly a situation that is less than optimum. 
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