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Re: version 6 Plot3D exporting results in HUGE files

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  • Subject: [mg80619] Re: version 6 Plot3D exporting results in HUGE files
  • From: J Davis <texasAUtiger at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2007 23:20:54 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <fardul$b6r$1@smc.vnet.net>

On Aug 26, 3:34 am, J Davis <texasAUti... at gmail.com> wrote:
> I did the following in v6.0.1 (which I will refer to as v6 hereafter):
> generated a surface using the Plot3D command, clicked on the resulting
> surface graphic, then Save Selection As > EPS.
>
> The resulting EPS file was over 4400 KB!
>
> I compiled the same code in v5.2 using the exact same steps. The
> resulting EPS file was 700 KB.
>
> This is immaterial except now when I include the EPS files in a LaTeX
> document and convert the dvi file to either PS or PDF, the pages with
> v6 generated surfaces render EXTREMELY slowly while the v5.2 generated
> surfaces render very quickly.
>
> Has anyone noticed the same thing? This is very disappointing for
> someone who wants to use Mathematica to generate high quality graphics
> for inclusion in technical documents.
>
> I am running Mathematica v6.0.1 on Windows XP on a Dell Latitude D800.
>
> FYI, the same behavior occurs in v6 if I Save As>PDF instead of going
> the EPS route.
>
> Thanks for any insight you may have.
>
> JD

Slight correction... the v5.2 EPS was only 70k, not 700k.



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