[Maxima] README file for doc/info/figures
Jaime E. Villate
Tue Nov 21 13:10:58 CST 2006
On Wed, 2006-11-15 at 22:53 -0700, Robert Dodier wrote:
> I wonder how to generate a figure for inclusion in the reference manual.
> Maybe someone who knows how to do that can write a README
> for doc/info/figures/.
sorry for the late reply. I created all the figures currently
in that directory. For each figure to be included in the manual
you need to create two versions: PDF and GIF. For example,
figure_name.pdf and figure_name.gif
To add that image to the manual, you use, in the info file:
in the translations that should be
The PDF manual will use the PDF file and the HTML manual will
use the GIF file.
To create the PDF files I created a PostScript image file from
Maxima, and then made a few changes to make the Gnuplot images
I used the Python script that I send you in an attachment, in the
fixgnuplot.py old_file.ps > new_file.ps
but different graphs needed different manual adjustments. I put
the modified PostScript files in the repository so you can see
the changes using diff with the file created by Maxima/Gnuplot.
To transform the PostScript files into PDF I used ps2pdf, and
to obtain GIF from PS I used convert, from Imagemagik.
I hope this answers your question. If you think it is worth publishing
this information somewhere, let me know.
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