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Re: can Octave plot figure which can be modified mannually?

From: Juan Pablo Carbajal
Subject: Re: can Octave plot figure which can be modified mannually?
Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2015 11:42:34 +0100

On Thu, Mar 12, 2015 at 7:24 AM, Carlo de Falco <address@hidden> wrote:
> Il 12/mar/2015 06:41 "Torsten" <address@hidden> ha scritto:
>> On 11.03.2015 22:32, Torsten wrote:
>> > On 11.03.2015 16:32, davidmalone wrote:
>> >> I'm new to Octave
>> >> in Matlab, we can plot figures and save them into .fig files
>> >> and we can modify components on fig files mannually, e.g, drag legend,
>> >> modify title/labels, blabla
>> >>
>> >> is it possible to use Octave to produce figures on which we can modify
>> >> its
>> >> components like we do on .fig files?
>> >> thanks!
>> >>
>> >
>> > The print command for exporting figures provides the fig-format, too
>> > (please refer to 'help print').
>> >
>> Sorry, my answer wasn't correct. I was thinking of the wrong fig-format
>> (the one of xfig).
>> Torsten
> Still, if you save figures as .fig or .svg they can be easily edited
> afterwards.
> c.
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If you print your figure to .svg you can afterwards edit it with
Inkscape. However you wont get m-code form this figure.
Now, if you think on a productive scenario, it is hardly the case that
you want to edit your intermediate figures (i.e. before publication in
article or presentation) every time. So it is best to create figures
that are almost camera ready with m-code in Octave and then export to
SVG for the final arrangements, e.g. adding figure background, adding
shadows to legends, rounding borders of frames, changing the axis
lines, etc...

There is always a time compromise between how much you code in the
m-file and how much you work in Inkscape.

Hope this helps.

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