[vslist] good plotting program?--MATLAB? - eps printing

JC jlcroft at ucalgary.ca
Tue Jul 27 11:48:45 GMT 2004


David,
Try something like this:
s3 = ['print -depsc -r300 ' outfile '.eps']; eval(s3);
You will find it under "help print" in Matlab.
JC



David J.Thirde wrote:

>Hi all,
>
>Has anybody figured out how to make Matlab export plots as colour postscript
>files?
>
>Regards, David
>
>
>
>
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Denis Pelli" <denis.pelli at verizon.net>
>To: "Mickey Rowe" <rowe at psych.ucsb.edu>
>Cc: <vslist at visionscience.com>
>Sent: Tuesday, July 27, 2004 5:05 AM
>Subject: Re: [vslist] good plotting program?--MATLAB?
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>>dear mickey
>>
>>i find that it's very easy to create an initial graph in MATLAB, but
>>that graph is rough and hard to improve. i've always given up before
>>reaching anything like what i consider publication quality. (I have
>>published a few MATLAB graphs, and i'm embarrassed by how rough they
>>look.) Note, however, that my experience is with MATLAB 5. I am just
>>about to install MATLAB 7 and i don't know whether things have
>>improved.
>>
>>I like the graphical user interface of kaleidagraph in which you can
>>click on and tweak nearly everything, visually. it's a fast way of
>>achieving a good graph.  i recognize the value, in principle, of having
>>an alternate programmatic interface (as in Mathematica, Igor, and
>>MATLAB), for occasions when you'll be producing many similar graphs,
>>but i've had surprisingly little need for that in my work.
>>
>>many people seem to use one program to create the graph, and another to
>>tweak it. E.g. Mathematica-Illustrator; Mathematica-PowerPoint;
>>Excel-Canvas.  i don't like that approach as i find that my graphs go
>>through many drafts in which we add a bit of data or change the model
>>slightly, and all the tweaking is lost every time you recreate the
>>graph.
>>
>>best
>>
>>denis
>>
>>On Jul 26, 2004, at 4:12 PM, Mickey Rowe wrote:
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>>>Denis Pelli wrote:
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>>>      
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>>>>version 1.0 of the Psych-toolbox for Mac OS X is being released now.
>>>>        
>>>>
>>>>That software, an extension to MATLAB,
>>>>        
>>>>
>>>Which points up something I've been wondering about all day... Denis,
>>>why do you feel a need to use anything besides Matlab for plotting?
>>>
>>>-- 
>>>Mickey Rowe     (rowe at psych.ucsb.edu)
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