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Re: ListDensityPlot gives PostScript error

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  • Subject: [mg15538] Re: ListDensityPlot gives PostScript error
  • From: Maarten.vanderBurgt at
  • Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 13:44:27 -0500 (EST)
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Tom, Paul, Rolf,

My ListDensityPlot went wrong with any simple array. It had nothing to
do with a mesh being too fine or so.
Reducing the number of colors from 24 bit to 16 bit as suggested by Tom
below did solve the problem.
For some reason ListDensityPlot  has problems with 24 bit colors on
some/all(?) systems.

Thanks for your help,



Maarten van der Burgt

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tburton at (Tom Burton) on 19-01-99 12:16:27 AM

Please respond to tburton at

Subject: [mg15538]  Re: ListDensityPlot gives PostScript error


I get this error on my Windows 95 machine only with 24-bit ("true")
color. I avoid it by reducing my color to 16-bit.

Hope this helps.


On 18 Jan 1999 05:03:09 -0500, in comp.soft-sys.math.mathematica you

>I have a problem making a ListDensityPlot. When I execute
>ListDensityPlot[array] I get a completely black plot and the system
>beeps.  "The Why the Beep?" function in the Help menu gives then "There
>was an error in the PostScript code of the last PostScript cell
>ListDensityPlot has worked properly on my system in the past. Does
>anyone have any suggestion where to look for the origin of this problem
>and how to fix it?
>I have Mathematica 3.0.1 running  under Windows NT4.
>thanks a lot
>Maarten van der Burgt

Tom Burton        Brahea, Inc.       760/436-7436

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