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Re: font size and plot size

From: Ben Abbott
Subject: Re: font size and plot size
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2011 08:17:48 -0500

On Jan 27, 2011, at 3:21 AM, Evan wrote:

> I used to use the "-depslatexstandalone" option of print() when I save
> plots in order to use general mathmatical formulae in labels, legends,
> titles etc. I was happy with that untill recently I found that the
> font size of the plots became very small (I cannot remember this
> happened since which version of octave). Then I compared the plots
> with those generated with an earlier version of octave, I found that
> the font size is in fact unchanged but the plot size has been
> enlarged, such that when the plots are inserted into an article using
> some fixed width (say, \textwidth, or 0.45\textwidth for an article of
> two-column format) the font size in the plots appears smaller than
> before. Since setting the font size in octave does not affect that of
> the plot generated with "-depslatexstandalone" option of print(), the
> only way I can think of to increase the font size that the plot
> appears when inserted into an article is to decrease the plot size
> with "-SXSIZE,YSIZE" option of plot(). Is there any other easy way to
> do this?

Can you tell us what version of Octave you are using?

Also which backend ? (gnuplot or fltk)

In either case, have you considered changing the fontsize in LaTeX?


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