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Re: font size and plot size

From: Ben Abbott
Subject: Re: font size and plot size
Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2011 00:21:14 -0500

On Jan 29, 2011, at 9:21 PM, Evan wrote:

> On Sun, Jan 30, 2011 at 10:09 AM, Ben Abbott <address@hidden> wrote:
>> On Jan 29, 2011, at 9:05 PM, Evan wrote:
>>> On Sun, Jan 30, 2011 at 7:37 AM, Ben Abbott <address@hidden> wrote:
>>>> I can confirm that when using the FLTK backend the text objects do respect 
>>>> their fontsize property for "-depslatexstandalone" output. However, the 
>>>> gnuplot version does not.
>>> That's exactly what I am asking for the gnuplot backend. I guess this
>>> can be easily fixed by just passing the fontsize option to the gnuplot
>>> epslatex terminal.
>> Unfortunately, my experience is that gnuplot does not change the fontsize. 
>> Let me know if your experience is different.
> The following text is taken from the help document for the epslatex
> terminal of gnuplot:
> In standalone mode, the font size is taken from the given font size in the
> `set terminal` command. To be able to use a specified font size, a file
> "size<size>.clo" has to reside in the LaTeX search path.  By default,
> 10pt, 11pt, and 12pt are supported.  If the package "extsizes" is
> installed, 8pt, 9pt, 14pt, 17pt, and 20pt are added.
> I have test to add something like "set terminal epslatex 20" to the
> gnuplot initialization file ".gnuplot", this does change the font size
> for "-depslatexstandalone" when printing in octave. So I think this
> can be easily added to print.m of octave.

You can experiment by using the drawnow() function.

        drawnow ("epslatex standalone", "test.tex", false, "")

The file contains the gnuplot commands.

If you modify the contents of, you can see the modified results by 
running gnuplot and typing "load"


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