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Re: font size and plot size

From: Ben Abbott
Subject: Re: font size and plot size
Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2011 18:12:10 -0500

On Jan 28, 2011, at 8:15 AM, Ben Abbott wrote:

> 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?
> You're thought of trying "-SXSIZE,YSIZE" should work correctly for the 
> developer's sources (when using gnuplot).
> I'll need to submit a patch so that it works with the fltk backend.
> Ben

Almost forgot to report back. The patch has been submitted.

With this in place the "-depslatexstandalone" output works when using FLTK 
(developers sources).

With the developer's sources the "-SXSIZE,YSIZE" option now works across all 
output formats.

I still plan to look into how the fontsize property effects the results for the 
developers sources. I'll do that after a fresh build.


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