[pdftex] Gnuplot LaTeX output with pdfLaTeX?

Magnus Lie Hetland magnus at hetland.org
Thu Feb 20 14:37:19 CET 2003

Thierry Bouche <thierry.bouche at ujf-grenoble.fr>:
> Le mercredi 19 février 2003 à 17:34:31, Magnus Hetland écrivit :
> MLH> Has anyone had any experience with using Gnuplot LaTeX output with
> MLH> pdfLaTeX? The basic output is an EPS picture that is included in a
> MLH> LaTeX picture environment (which is, again, included in the document
> MLH> proper). It's easy enough to convert the EPS to PDF, but i've been
> MLH> having problems with offsets etc. -- I guess perhaps my conversion has
> MLH> fouled up the bounding box.
> usually, using epstopdf makes a PDF with correct bounding box.
> I have no experience with gnuplot but with xfig latex/eps, converting
> the eps to pdf with epstopdf mainly did the trick.

Thanks -- I don't remember what I used previously (ps2pdf, perhaps?)
but I tried epstopedf now -- and it almost worked. The bounding box is
now much better but for some of the figures things still aren't quite
right. The graphics seem to be shifted a little, and parts (one of the
outer edges, that is, about one point's worth) have been clipped. I
suppose this may be due to a faulty BoundingBox from Gnuplot, but that
still doesn't quite explain how dvips is able to handle it

Magnus Lie Hetland               "Nothing shocks me. I'm a scientist." 
http://hetland.org                                   -- Indiana Jones

More information about the pdftex mailing list