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Re: controlling format of numbers in plot labels

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  • Subject: [mg15376] Re: controlling format of numbers in plot labels
  • From: Hans Staugaard Nielsen <hsn at>
  • Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 03:14:41 -0500
  • Organization: Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Aarhus
  • References: <779cv7$>
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Richard Easther wrote:
> Hi,
> I am using Display to output plots as EPS files for inclusion into a
> paper I am writing using LaTeX. The problem I am seeing is that when
> the numbers that label the axes include exponents (eg 1 \times 10^-12),
> the EPS file produced leads to an error when I run dvips, namely:
> dvips: Font Math1Mono used in file diff1.eps is not in the mapping file.
> However, in figures without exponents in their axes the EPS figures do
> not generate this error message. The "\times" does not show up in the
> postscript document, so presume it is the cause of the problem. 
> So can anyone tell me how to make the EPS use a more "generic" font to
> display the "\times"?
> Alternatively, a less general fix that would work in this case would be
> to force LogListPlot (the actual function I am calling to produce the
> plots) to use 10^-12 instead of 1 \times 10^-12 (for example) since,
> for the plots I am making, all the prefactors are unity.
> For my own purposes this is not a problem, but I can see this causing
> difficulties with the journal and the Los Alamos archives when they try
> to process the paper.
> Thanks in advance,
> Richard Easther

There is a package for LaTeX called Mathematicasym (or something like
that) that lets LaTeX (and dvips) use the Mathmatica fonts.


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