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Re: Graphics Output (publication quality) from Mathematica?

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  • Subject: [mg4652] Re: Graphics Output (publication quality) from Mathematica?
  • From: Harald Berndt <haraldb at>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Aug 1996 03:55:06 -0400
  • Organization: University of California Forest Products Lab
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

AES wrote:
> Like a number of other people, I greatly admire the plotting (or graphing)
> capabilities of Mathematica for displaying the results of numerical
> calculations quickly and easily, but struggle to get publication quality
> output with added annotations and labels, changed line weights, etc., from
> the mma screen displays.  I find the mma tools for adding annotations to
> plots, changing fonts, etc., very cumbersome and difficult to learn.

Well, I agree that there's a learning curve, but that's true for all 
plotting/illustration programs I've used. What I found, though, is 
that the learning is rewarded much more in Mma: once one figures out 
how to make the plots look good, any number of them can be generated 
entirely automatically from any number of datasets. Reporting on new 
experiments then becomes a joy rather than a chore. 

> I do have two questions from this:
> 1)  How to write a graphic directly to a file as an EPSF file,
>    without going through the Copy/ConvertClipboard step?
>    (I suspect I could RTFM on this, but maybe someone can say
>    immediately).

Select the graphic and "Print Selection" to an EPSF file.

Harald Berndt                          University of California
Research Specialist                  Forest Products Laboratory
Phone: 510-215-4224                            FAX:510-215-4299


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