[ntp:questions] Re: A utility called "S"?

Danny Mayer mayer at gis.net
Tue Jan 6 14:10:05 UTC 2004


Peter Boettcher <boettcher at ll.mit.edu> wrote in message news:<m3ekuez7b3.fsf at coyote.llan.ll.mit.edu>...
> "David L. Mills" <mills at udel.edu> writes:
> 
> > Danny,
> >
> > You are exactly right about Matlab plots. Actually, earlier Matlab
> > versions produced better looking publication quality plots, which you
> > can see in my papers. As reviewer, I scathe authors who don't take the
> > trouble to jack up the font size to something readable. However, unless
> > you are very careful, the axes labels and scaling get really ugly. The S
> > stuff handled that really well.
> >
> > I know that professional typesetters have become truly rare, and I got
> > to watch one run an ancient Linotype machine once, but makers of
> > professional publication software like FrameMaker and Matlab need to
> > coax some of those guys out of retirement and get their plots and graphs
> > to scale well and look good in print.
> 
> Speaking of typesetting, I've gotten some terrific results using
> MATLAB and LaTeX, using a cute MATLAB script called "laprint" to
> replace all the ugly text with LaTeX strings.  The fonts are
> consistent with the rest of the document, appropriately sized, and
> just nice to look at.
> 
> 
> -Peter


Where do you find it?

Danny



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