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

From: c.
Subject: Re: can Octave plot figure which can be modified mannually?
Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2015 12:40:04 +0100

On 12 Mar 2015, at 11:42, Juan Pablo Carbajal <address@hidden> wrote:

> 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.

Another option I often use is to write plot data do csv from Octave 
and produce publication ready images with veusz:


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