[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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