[OS X TeX] Large Figure in Document? (and slow response of TeXShop)

Jung-Tsung Shen jushen at gmail.com
Sun Nov 13 00:47:58 CET 2005

I am writing a paper with a large figure of 25 MB in eps format. After
compiling, the viewer of TeXShop took a long long long time to draw
the figure on the screen. After several runs of compilation (the paper
is still in writing), TeXShop essentially becomes unresponsive, and I
have to force quit from Dock.

Is there anyway to improve the situation?

My system is 10.4.3, with 512 MB memory.

I also tried the same document in WinEdt on Windows, the performance
actually is way better ... (The window machine tested has 1GB memory.
Not sure if this makes difference.)

I appreciate any suggestions in advance.


PS. The eps figure is merely several simple black and white curves
consisting of a huge amount of data points. I wonder if there's anyway
to compress the figure?
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