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

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  • 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)
>
>


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