Re: Question: Plots via command-line using front-end fonts?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg73691] Re: Question: Plots via command-line using front-end fonts?*From*: Rolf.Mertig at gmail.com*Date*: Sat, 24 Feb 2007 02:29:01 -0500 (EST)*References*: <ergqdv$iud$1@smc.vnet.net>

Hi, here is one possibilitiy which I tested on openSUSE Linux, with Mathematica 5.2: (* run this file (back.m) on Linux, e.g., from a command shell as: math < back.m > back.out & *) (* ********************************************************************** *) $start=AbsoluteTime[]; Needs["JLink`"]; (* the JLink function UseFrontEnd is needed: *) JLink`UseFrontEnd[ (* we do not want to see the plot on screen: *) Block[{$DisplayFunction=Identity}, (* use fonts and settings from the FrontEnd *) pl = Plot3D[Sin[y]*Sin[x],{x, -3Pi, 3Pi}, {y,-5,5}, AxesLabel->{\[Wolf], \[Beta],""}, PlotLabel -> StyleForm[TraditionalForm[Sin[\[Wolf]]*Sin[\ [Beta]]], "Section"], PlotPoints->200, Mesh->False]; ]; (* export it as EPS *) Export["plot.eps", pl, "EPS"] ]; Print["wall-clock time needed = ", AbsoluteTime[]- $start]; (* ********************************************************************** *) Regards, Rolf Mertig GluonVision GmbH, Berlin http://www.gluonvision.com On 21 Feb., 07:55, "oshaughn" <oshau... at northwestern.edu> wrote: > Hello, > > I'd like to generate plots noninteractively (e.g., from a makefile, > possibly on a remote machine). While my math kernel will definitely > produce and export EPS files (e.g., pl = Plot[...]; Export[fname, pl, > "EPS"];), some fonts are apparently not available through the kernel > and are handled by the front end. > > So I have two questions: > > (1) can the kernel be made aware of the other fonts that the front end > uses, or > > (2) can the front end be run *noninteractively* to produce and export > plots, or > > Any thoughts would be much appreciated!