[OS X TeX] PDF from LaTeX and Adobe Illustrator

Gary L. Gray gray at engr.psu.edu
Thu Jun 30 18:22:47 CEST 2005

On Jun 30, 2005, at 12:10 PM, Aaron Jackson wrote:

> On Jun 30, 2005, at 11:40 AM, Gary L. Gray wrote:
>>> Wow, that seems like a lot of work!  I don't mean to turn this  
>>> into a "my work flow is better than yours" discussion and this is  
>>> floating of topic, but it seems that gnuplot can do everything  
>>> you need and the output is a combination of LaTeX and eps...
>> No problem. We are always looking for alternatives. Of course, I  
>> suspect you can't do figures like this:
>> <http://www.esm.psu.edu/faculty/gray/book/RV-with-ramp.pdf>
>> or this:
>> <http://www.esm.psu.edu/faculty/gray/book/two-balls-two-strings.pdf>
>> in gnuplot. ;-)
> I see that I am not thinking globally enough.  Of course, gnuplot  
> is designed to plot functions and sets of data points.  I suppose  
> one could coerce gnuplot to produce similar output as shown in the  
> above examples, but that would be way too much work.

"Coerce" might not be quite the right word -- "bludgeon" might be  
more appropriate. :-)

> However, gnuplot is a great tool for the trajectory example shown  
> on http://www.esm.psu.edu/mac-tex/wftpdf/

I completely agree.

-- Gary
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