Re: eps exports with dashes in them (important - to me, anyway)

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg72975] Re: [mg72959] eps exports with dashes in them (important - to me, anyway)*From*: "Chris Chiasson" <chris at chiasson.name>*Date*: Sat, 27 Jan 2007 05:49:39 -0500 (EST)*References*: <200701261222.HAA10010@smc.vnet.net>

Heh, "slight cosmetic improvement" is an understatement. Solid is fine. Dashed is completely unacceptable. Thanks for the report. On 1/26/07, János <janos.lobb at yale.edu> wrote: > Chris, > On my OSX 10.4.8 machine with Mathematica 5.2 the command does the > same with a slight cosmetic improvement, that is the horizontal top > of the square root is not a dashed line, but a solid one. > > According to the help Sqrt[21/x] is treated as (21/x)^(1/2) and for > that Mathematica might do a Factor or something similar automatically. > > Now also the Help says the StandardForm[Sqrt[z]] should preserve z, > but that is not the case. > > However if you do Sqrt[HoldForm[21/x]], then everything will be under > one "roof" :) > > János D'Newbie > > On Jan 26, 2007, at 7:22 AM, Chris Chiasson wrote: > > > If I issue the this command, > > > > Export["C:\\windows.eps",Sqrt[21/x]] > > > > , with a fresh kernel on Mathematica 5.2 in Windows. I get an > > output that looks like: > > > > (use gsview and scroll down to see it) > > > > http://test.chris.chiasson.name/Mathematica/windows.eps > > > > This is ridiculous. > > > > I have no idea why Mathematica is behaving this way. It did this once > > before, in a more limited fashon. I made a thread about it here: > > > > (this next url needs to be all on one line to load) > > > > http://groups.google.com/group/comp.soft-sys.math.mathematica/ > > browse_thread/thread/e5f1c88c86aeae49/ > > > > At the end of the thread, Bruce Miller essentially said, "There are > > problems and we're working on them." > > > > My Windows computer did not exhibit the problem for a long time > > thereafter, but it started again a few days ago - and this time the > > problem is much worse. I have tried a lot of different things to get > > Mathematica to produce normal output, including completely > > reinstalling my operating system and Mathematica from scratch. > > However, this hasn't helped. > > > > I don't have the problem on my Linux computer, but it has other > > problems that prevent me from using it for production. > > > > Any help you give is appreciated. Thank you. > > > > -- > > http://chris.chiasson.name/ > > > > ---------------------------------------------- > Trying to argue with a politician is like lifting up the head of a > corpse. > (S. Lem: His Master Voice) > > -- http://chris.chiasson.name/

**References**:**eps exports with dashes in them (important - to me, anyway)***From:*"Chris Chiasson" <chris@chiasson.name>