[OS X TeX] TeX & Mathematica 5.2

Jung-Tsung Shen jushen at gmail.com
Tue Nov 29 00:12:56 CET 2005

On 11/28/05, David Derbes <loki at uchicago.edu> wrote:
> This may not be what Themis et. al. have in mind, but...
> I use Mathematica mostly to generate graphs (and answers.) It is easy
> to export the cells containing the graphs as EPS. Probably everyone
> knows how to do this, but just in case...
> First, select the region with the graph by clicking on it.
> Next, in the "Edit" menu, select "Save Selection As" and choose EPS.
> Then, if you want to add text or otherwise alter the graphic, open it
> in Illustrator and make the changes (and save the file as EPS.)
> Whether or not you've changed it in Illustrator, if you then open
> this EPS in TeXShop, presto, a nice PDF that you can include easily
> in LaTeX.
> This probably is not what you had in mind (you probably wanted the
> nice notebooks created in Mathematica to export directly to LaTeX),
> but as long as I can get the gorgeous graphs into my own LaTeX text,
> I'm happy.
> David Derbes

I am repeating an issue that was recently discussed on this mailing list:

In case the size of the Mathematica-generated EPS is "large", say,
~2.5 MB (:D), it would result in slow rendering in both Illustrator
and TeXShop. One of the workaround is to save the figure in a
compressed form using, say, GraphicConverter, into a file of about 200
KB. The difference in rendering speed is dramatic, but in visual is
quite small.

Some other good useful suggestions can be found from the original thread.

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