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Re: Postscript Error

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  • Subject: [mg13885] Re: [mg13860] Postscript Error
  • From: John Fultz <jfultz>
  • Date: Sun, 6 Sep 1998 02:55:24 -0400
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There was a problem in 3.0.1 that caused DensityPlot, ListDensityPlot[],
Raster[], and RasterArray[] to not display on 24-bit displays (on Win95
and NT).  In fact, it does display on 32-bit displays (some video
drivers support one, some the other, although the resulting display
quality is identical).  So, if your colleague switches his video mode
to something other than 24 bit and restarts Mathematica, the PostScript
should display.

The problem has been fixed for future releases.


John Fultz
jfultz at
Front End Group
Wolfram Research, Inc.

> A colleague of mine has installed Mathematica (ver 3.01 on NT4) and has
> attempted to evaluate a notebook that works with my installation. He
> receives a beep and a postscript error message ("The was an error in
> the Postscript code of the last cell displayed.") when attempting to
> perform a ListDensityPlot. We can also reproduce a similar error with
> the command:
> DensityPlot[Sin[x y],{x,0,1},{y,0,1}];
> However, ContourPlot does not give this error. We have uninstalled and
> re-installed his version of Mathematica and the error still exsits. Is
> this a known bug, and if so, is there a fix for it? Thanks for the
> help.
> Jim Freeze

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