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Re: font size and plot size

From: Evan
Subject: Re: font size and plot size
Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2011 14:21:56 +0800

On Sun, Jan 30, 2011 at 1:21 PM, Ben Abbott <address@hidden> wrote:
> 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"
> Ben

I tested the drawnow function, it seems that changing the first
parameter of drawnow to "epslatex standalone font <fontsize>" will fix
the problem.

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