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Re: export eps

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  • Subject: [mg90720] Re: export eps
  • From: J Davis <texasAUtiger at>
  • Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2008 04:28:56 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <g5s9tr$557$> <g5v5oh$ibt$>

On Jul 20, 5:58 am, Jean-Marc Gulliet <jeanmarc.gull... at>
> james... at wrote:
> > I have a graph generated with ContourPlot3D.
> > when I try to export it aseps, theepsfile is 50MB size.
> > I need to use theepsimage in Latex.
> > how to solve this problem
> Usually, when a graph is
> too large, it is a good idea to control the adaptive sampling thanks to
> the options *PlotPoints* and *MaxRecursion*

Yes, Jean-Marc, but what if one is not setting PlotPoints nor
MaxRecursion to an unusually high number? What to do then about these
large graphics files?

IMO, this is a very dissatisfying unresolved "feature" of v6 over 5
that I am very surprised (and disappointed) has not been resolved at
this late date.

When I "Save Selection As..." either PDF or EPS of a simple


I get PDF's that are about 700K and EPS that are almost 4 mb. These
are huge file sizes---especially relative to how small these files
were in v5.


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