Re: "At long last, Sir, have you no shame?"
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- Subject: [mg18311] Re: [mg18259] "At long last, Sir, have you no shame?"
- From: "Mark E. Harder" <harderm at ucs.orst.edu>
- Date: Sat, 26 Jun 1999 19:07:55 -0400
- Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com
Andrew; I hear ya. What I want from Mathematica is a rapid method for simulation and analysis. Because of bugs and the time required to learn to prepare publication- or even presentation-quality plots of scientific data in Mathematica., I prefer to put Mathematica results into Excel & use its built-in 2-D graphics. I use the 'Mathematica Link for Microsoft Excel' add-on to transfer Mathematica. arrays into Excel, then use then use the latter's Graphics Wizard to create color plots from ranges of data. For better-quality graphics (for printing, or publication) I like the graphics produced by 'Origin' from Microcal, which will read Mathematica. matrices in Mathematica. format with little fuss. So, unless you are writing a user-friendly Mathematica. package or add-on, or some such, I suggest using Mathematica. up to the output stage of your analyses, which i assume are the parts you are happy with so far, and let other programs take care of graphics. -mark harder p.s. Oops! I use a Windows NT system, not a Mac. Hopefully you can find Mac graphics programs to do the same things. -----Original Message----- From: Andrew Watson <abwatson at mail.arc.nasa.gov> To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net Subject: [mg18311] [mg18259] "At long last, Sir, have you no shame?" >Saying first that I am a fanatical Mathematica user, in awe of the product >and its developers, I nonetheless feel compelled to say that... > >I am absolutely astonished that Mathematica 4.0 has *still* not fixed the >FrameLabel rotated text bug, which prevents vertical axis labels from >appearing properly when rendered on screen on the Mac. This bug causes >endless troubles for those of us who prepare figures for both printing and >live presentation. This bug has been present since time immemorial, but >elicits only sheepish chuckles from Wolfram developers when mentioned. What >gives? Is this really something that has stumped the greatest computational >minds of the end of the millenium? Is it really so low on the list of >priorities that it has persisted for 10 years? Have you no shame? > >Andrew B. Watson >MS 262-2 >NASA Ames Research Center >Moffett Field, CA 94035-1000 >(650) 604-5419 (650) 604-0255 fax >abwatson at mail.arc.nasa.gov http://vision.arc.nasa.gov/ >