[OS X TeX] [Sort-of Off]: Plotting Software

Keith M. Chugg chugg at usc.edu
Tue Mar 7 10:19:09 EST 2006

> KaleidaGraph is not really a viable option in relation with TeX,  
> given it still hasn't any EPS export facility, after so many years  
> of existence.
> It seems that KaleidaGraph hasn't really been developed since the  
> mid-90s, and even then it wasn't very different from its ancestor  
> Cricket Graph. Since then, my impression is that it has only got  
> bug fixes, and adaptation to the evolution of the architecture  
> (from 68000 to PowerPC processors, and from Classic Mac OS to Mac  
> OS X), but no real development. For example, it's still using its  
> specific help-visualization add-on, and its interface hasn't  
> changed in years.
> People in my department have still using it, because they have been  
> using it for years and haven't time to invest in learning a new  
> piece of software, and also because they consider the alternatives  
> (mostly Igor) too expensive; thus, I'm using it as well. But if  
> you're starting from scratch, I wouldn't recommend it and would  
> recommend Igor instead.

I agree with your assessment of KG development, however I still use  
it in coordination with Latex.  You print to a file and corp as  
needed in Preview.  That works fine.

I would love a good, updated, cheap replacement for KG  -- wish that  
omnigroup would produce something.
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