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

Louis Talman talmanl at gmail.com
Wed Mar 8 01:08:28 EST 2006

On Mar 7, 2006, at 6:41 PM, Bill Rowe wrote:

> On 3/7/06 at 12:01 AM, dac at panix.com (david craig) wrote:
>> What do folks recommend for plotting/fitting software?
> For myself, I use Mathematica. If all you want is to plot the data  
> in a nice way, then Mathematica is a rather expensive solution. But  
> since I generally want to do a lot more than just plot the data for  
> presentation, I think Mathematica is a very useful tool and has  
> adequate plotting capability.

Of course.

> My typical workflow is to analyze and plot the data in Mathematica.  
> Export the plots from Mathematica in EPS format. Convert the EPS  
> format to PDF. Write the final report in LaTeX incorporating the  
> plots created in Mathematica to share with others not using  
> Mathematica.

Mine includes an alternate branch of creating an animation, exporting  
it as a collection of serially named GIFs, and using GraphicConverter  
to make a free-standing video that can be viewed on either Mac or  
Windoze platforms.

--Lou Talman
   Department of Mathematical & Computer Sciences
   Metropolitan State College of Denver


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