[pstricks] Compile time and large eps files

Arne Hallam - faculty ahallam at iastate.edu
Fri Sep 5 22:49:28 CEST 2014

I am sending this to both the pstricks and the powerdot lists as it 
relates to both, but mostly to compiling vis dvi-> dvips -< ps2pdf or 

  I make my lecture slides with Powerdot and use pstricks a lot to 
create arrows, circles, diagrams and so on.
But I also include eps figures, some on which I operate with pstricks.

The problem is that some of my eps files (such as from Mathematica or 
ones I have converted my jpg with lots of resolution are very large ( 
50--60 mb)

This then makes the latex compiling take forever.

I sometimes use an include statement so I can % out the worst of these 
slides except on final compilation, but this get annoying,

Anyway to precompile some of this stuff so that the final compile takes 
less time,

with all thy getting get understanding---Proverbs 4:7.

The gentle art of being gentle---of kindness and forgiveness, sensitivity and thoughtfulness and generosity and humility and good old-fashioned love---have gone out of fashion.  Ironically, everyone is demanding their rights, and this demand is so shrill that it destroys one of the most basic rights, if we can put it like that: the right, or at least the longing and hope, to have a peaceful, stable, secure, and caring place to live, to be, to learn, and to flourish---N.T. Wright.

In the wildness of speculation it has been suggested (of course more in jest than in earnest),that Europe ought to grow its corn in America, and devote itself solely to manufactures and commerce, as the best sort of division of the labour of the globe---Thomas Malthus, An Essay on the Principle of Population Book III, Chapter XII.

Arne Hallam, Professor of Economics and Associate Dean
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
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Iowa State University
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