Exporting plots with the kernel
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- Subject: [mg65323] Exporting plots with the kernel
- From: kalymereau at yahoo.fr
- Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2006 05:44:07 -0500 (EST)
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Actually I have just discovered that, independently of font problems, when running Mathematica in a command-line way (i.e. just the kernel) it is not possible to export a plot to a file in any graphical format if there is no X-server running ! Only the FrontEnd seems to know how to export a plot. This is really a strange behavior ! Even with Postscript it doesn't work. For example Display["plot.eps",myPlot,"EPS"] produces an error if there is no X-server (the same with Export). I can use Display["plot.eps",myPlot] to produce a file that seems to be in Mathematica specific Postscript language, but then this file cannot be read with standard Postscript viewers. Is there a way to translate this file to a more standard format ? I know that I can produce the numerical data with the kernel, and then read it and plot it with the FrontEnd. But I am talking about the result of quite long calculations, and I would like to check the output quickly with a plot without having to launch the FrontEnd. Also I am often out of office, and I have to run batch jobs on my office machines: in such a situation I want the plots without being obliged to have access to a local Mathematica FrontEnd. Thanks for any suggestion that would help me to bypass this severe limitation of the kernel.