Re: [S] Summary: Creating postscript for LaTeX

John Wallace (
Mon, 19 Oct 1998 01:57:16 -0700 (PDT)

>> I forgot to mention that I am using S-Plus 4.5r2 on a Win95 PC, in case
>> that makes a difference. (Sorry for the duplicate posting).

> Yes, it makes an enormous difference. I do not believe there is a
> reliable way to create EPS files on that system. The postscript()
> graphics driver does not generate EPS, Export Graph generates (IMHO)
> poor-quality plots, so one is reduced to using win.printer/graphsheet
> with a PostScript printer driver. On Windows 95 I know of no good one
> for EPS (I use Adobe's driver for the distiller device, but it less than
> ideal). On NT I believe that Adobe does now have a level-2 only driver
> that gives EPS output.

On Win95 try the 'Apple LaserWriter Pro 630' driver. After installing, go
to Properties and look under the Postscript tab. Under 'PostScript output
format' there is an option for EPS. Also, under the same tab, the
'Advanced' button will give an option for Level 2 or Level 1 features.

A look at some test output from Splus shows the first line as:

%!PS-Adobe-3.0 EPSF-3.0

And importing into Gsview gives the type as 'EPS'.

Works for me, but I am unsure how 'ideal' it is.

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