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Re: making real postcript graphs????

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  • Subject: [mg2627] Re: making real postcript graphs????
  • From: ianc (Ian Collier)
  • Date: Thu, 30 Nov 1995 21:00:02 -0500

In article <49dof9$8a6 at>, fjl0014 at (Lombardo
Fernando J) wrote:

> Hi,
> What needs to be done to the file created by Display so that
> it is a real postcript file. The file that Display creates
> is not a complete postcript file. 
> how can I do this?? Any help will be appreciated.
> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>                           Fernando Lombardo
>  Univ. of Southwestern Louisiana      EECE              DA CAJUNS!!!  
>   fjl at    URL:  
> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 

Mathematica uses its own dialect of PostScript and that is what
is written to files by Display. The best way to create a standard
PostScript file depends exactly what computer platform you are

On Macintosh and Windows systems you can use the front end's 
export features to create encapsulated PostScript files. On 
Unix platforms you can use either psfix or rasterps to convert 
files from Mathematica PostScript to Standard PostScript (and 
other formats).

If you have a file containing Mathematica PostScript called
"" (for example) then either

    psfix >


    rasterps -format ps -file

will create a new file "" containing a standard
PostScript representation of the graphic.

For further details refer to the Mathematica User's Guide for
your version of Mathematica.

If you need further help with this I would suggest that you
contact Wolfram Research Technical Support (support at,
support-europe at in Europe, support-asia at in
Asia) directly.

I hope this helps.


Ian Collier
Technical Sales Support
Wolfram Research, Inc.
tel:(217)-398-0700     fax:(217)-398-0747      ianc at
Wolfram Research Home Page:   

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