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Re: Reading EPS files to a variable

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  • Subject: [mg15444] Re: [mg15428] Reading EPS files to a variable
  • From: Andrzej Kozlowski <andrzej at>
  • Date: Mon, 18 Jan 1999 04:21:46 -0500
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This sort of thing is generally platform dependent. On a Mac you can use
the Open Special command (with File Reading method set to Extract
Resources) to open an EPS file. You can then use the Convert To 
command in the cell menu to convert the picture into InputForm. You can
then assign a variable name to this and manipulate it like a
mathematica graphic. Unfortunately on the Mac there is a bug in the
conversion, resulting in lots of spurious characters appearing in the
converted graphic object, which make it unusable unless they are
removed. One can remove them all using Search and Replace, after which
everything works O.K. This used to work without any problems (and much
faster) in version 2.2. In principle the same method should work on
other platforms but I have no idea what happens in practice.

On Wed, Jan 13, 1999, Marco PULLIA <marco.pullia at> wrote:

>It is possible to open an eps file from the file menu. This would open a
>new notebook with the picture in a cell. Is it possible to assign that
>to a variable, similar to when you issue P1=Plot[Sin[x],{x,0,Pi}] ?
>Thanks in advance

Andrzej Kozlowski
Toyama International University

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