[OS X TeX] Yet Another Version of Pdftricks.sty

Herb Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sat Feb 5 15:53:24 CET 2005

On 2/5/05 8:29 AM, "Herb Schulz" <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:

> On 2/5/05 5:09 AM, "Piet van Oostrum" <piet at cs.uu.nl> wrote:
>> Why is it faster? I thought altpdflatex is just a glorified
>> latex->dvips->ps2pdf sequence.
> Howdy,
> Actually I was using pstopdf (Apple's version), not ps2pdf or, as
> altpdflatex does, ps2pdf13 (both Ghostscript's version). Maybe that should
> speed things up quite a bit.
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest.com)


As yet another adendum

time pstopdf test-fig1.ps


real 3.11s 
usr 1.22s 
sys 0.59s 


time ps2pdf13 test-fig1.ps


real 1.315s 
usr 0.930s 
sys 0.250s 

a fairly dramatic difference on a fairly simple graphic, the first figure
from the test.tex file that comes with the pdftricks package. If I don't use
altpdflatex I should at least use ps2pdf13 from Ghostscript.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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