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Re: Re: How to print on paper big matrixes ?

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  • Subject: [mg62495] Re: [mg62476] Re: [mg62444] How to print on paper big matrixes ?
  • From: Pratik Desai <pdesai1 at>
  • Date: Sat, 26 Nov 2005 02:46:46 -0500 (EST)
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David Park wrote:

>Why don't you write a routine that will print a block from the matrix along
>with the block identifying information? Then you could print it in blocks
>that would fit on your paper, or on the screen.
>David Park
>djmp at
>From: Francesco Velluto [mailto:fravel77 at]
To: mathgroup at
>i'm in trouble because i have a 74x74 structural matrix that i need to
>print on paper. There are 2 main issues:
>Firt issue.
>Those matrixes are diplayed in mathematica as an output. But if i scroll
>the bar to the far right i see that mathematica cut the last 4-5
>columns. I know this because i see the picture of the matrix plotted by
>the matrixplot function.
>Second Issue.
>If i copy the matrix and then i past it as a bitmap or in Word then the
>numbers of the single value in each cell are one over other...i mean
>graphically overwritten. This oocurs also if i enlarge to the originala
>size the pasted picture. If i copy those big matrixes as other type of
>format then it copyes only the first columns that it displays without
>scrolling...the rest is cutted.
>So, there's a way to print on paper a 74x74 matrix in matrix form ?
>THanks a lot,
>Francesco Velluto
One possible trick is  to export the matrix in to Excel and then use the 
PrintArea utility and Page Setup utility to get the print out.
I guess 8 x 11 probably wont work for this.....

Pratik Desai
Graduate Student
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Phone: 410 455 8134

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