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  • Subject: [mg351] mathgroup request (fwd)
  • From: barker at polar.Bowdoin.EDU (Bill Barker)
  • Date: Wed, 21 Dec 1994 16:24:35 -0500 (EST)

>Forwarded message:
>From fisk Wed Dec 21 08:17:34 1994
>Date: Wed, 21 Dec 94 08:17:32 -0500
>From: fisk (Steve Fisk)
>To: barker
>Subject: mathgroup request
>X-Mailer: VM Version 5.72 (beta)
>Organization: Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Me, 04011, USA

Bill, could you forward this question to mathgroup.

I am having a problem displaying graphics.  I'm using a
decstation 5000/125, with this version of ULTRIX:

ULTRIX V4.2A (Rev. 47) System #1: Tue Jul 21 10:26:56 EDT 1992
UWS V4.2A (Rev. 420)

If I use the default plot command, I get an error.  Moreover, the
option -s is not documented in the motifps man page.  In looking at
motifps, it appears that the possible options beginning with "-s" are


so -s is probably the latter.  


1) Is there a later version of motifps that I should have?  
2) What do I do to get a plotting window to appear
   with a given height, width, and location?  
3) What is the purpose of -s?
4) Is the man page out of sync with the program? 
5) Is there a correction for the $Display variable in a later release?

Sample session.  I added comments in parenthesis.

[Display]< 72 > math
Mathematica 2.2 for DEC RISC
Copyright 1988-93 Wolfram Research, Inc.

In[1]:= $Display

Out[1]= !motifps -s -h '400.' -w '400.' -T 'Mathematica Graphics:  Out[1]'

In[2]:= Plot[x,{x,0,1}]

Out[2]= -Graphics-

In[3]:= Usage: motifps   (no window, no plot)

In[3]:= $Display = "!motifps "

Out[3]= !motifps 

In[4]:= Plot[x,{x,0,1}]

Out[4]= -Graphics-  (plots correctly in a window)

In[5]:= $Display = "!motifps  -s"

Out[5]= !motifps  -s

In[6]:= Plot[x,{x,0,1}]

Out[6]= -Graphics-  (window created, but no plot)

In[7]:= Quit[];

Steve Fisk                              Department of Mathematics
207-725-3574                            Bowdoin College
fisk at                        Brunswick, Me. 04011 USA

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