bugGNU Octave - Bugs: bug #32617, interpreter tex mode font too small


bug #32617: interpreter tex mode font too small

Submitted by:  Michael Godfrey <godfrey>
Submitted on:  Sun 27 Feb 2011 09:24:54 PM UTC  
Category:  Plotting with gnuplot Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Incorrect Result
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  godfrey Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  dev Operating System:  GNU/Linux

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Sat 12 Aug 2017 11:14:32 PM UTC, comment #6: 


You are correct in saying that a lot has changed since this
report about gnuplot (the then only available tool). When
I worked on this I could see no way to include gnuplot,
and I do not see any motivation for trying to find a way
to include it now.

So, closing this report is appropriate.

Michael Godfrey <godfrey>
Project Member
Sat 12 Aug 2017 10:31:12 PM UTC, comment #5: 

A lot has changed since this bug was filed in 2011.  I updated the documentation and the example code for using the pdflatexstandalone printing flow.  See cset http://hg.savannah.gnu.org/hgweb/octave/rev/a08e277f985f.

I see that this bug is filed against "Plotting with gnuplot".  The gnuplot toolkit doesn't currently support "latex" as an interpreter.  I suppose that could be a new bug report, but I think this report can be closed.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Sat 19 Nov 2016 02:17:47 PM UTC, comment #4: 

This issue is still present in Octave 4.2.0.

I will attach the pdf output as well as the screenshot. (The screenshot is now even uglier as before.)

(file #39020,

Hartmut <hardy>
Fri 03 Jan 2014 04:37:21 PM UTC, comment #3: 

The issue is still present.  The bug was filed against gnuplot printing of TeX-formatted text since this is still the only way to get TeX hardcopy.  The quickest way to see the difference is to look at the limits of the integral ("0" and "x") in the resulting pdf file.  In the 3.2.4 version they are appropriately sized.  In 3.4.3 and onwards they are too small.  The change happened a long time ago in the upgrade from 3.2.X to 3.4.X.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Fri 03 Jan 2014 03:54:31 PM UTC, comment #2: 

5/15/2011 is not so recent now.  Has this problem been fixed?  It seems to work better now, especially with opengl+fltk.  But the results I see now are not exactly the same as what Michael showed in his original testpdf.pdf file, but maybe that's because of font differences?  The attached file is what I see using 3.8.0.

Well, printing with opengl+fltk doesn't work, but that's a separate bug.  I'm attaching a screen shot for that one.

(file #30174,

John W. Eaton <jwe>
Project Administrator
Mon 16 May 2011 03:20:15 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Confirmed that this is still an issue even with a very recent tip (5/15/2011).

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Sun 27 Feb 2011 09:24:54 PM UTC, original submission:  

The attached 2 plots (Figure 15.7 in the Manual)
show a problem with the gnuplot tex interpreter.
The PDF testpdf.pdf is from 3.2.4, testpdf_3_5_0.pdf
is from the current 3.5.0+.

The chosen font for 3.5.0+  (and I am quite sure for
3.4.0) is smaller than under current 3.2.4.  It
is nearly unreadable.

While this is still under development for both gnuplot
and fltk, it would be good to try to recover the 3.2.4
functionality for gnuplot.

The script used, copied directly from the Manual pg. 258,
is also attached.  Note that it does not
include the 'interpreter','tex' option, but works anyhow.
The use of "interpreter option" is mentioned in the current
Manual, but is not defined.

Michael Godfrey <godfrey>
Project Member


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Attach Files:

Attached Files
file #39020:  Octave420+gnuplot.pdf added by hardy (5KiB - application/pdf)
file #30174:  foo.pdf added by jwe (12KiB - application/pdf)
file #30175:  screenshot.png added by jwe (13KiB - image/png)
file #22799:  testpdf_3_5_0.pdf added by godfrey (8KiB - application/pdf)
file #22800:  test_tex.m added by godfrey (213B - application/vnd.wolfram.mathematica.package)
file #22801:  testpdf.pdf added by godfrey (9KiB - application/pdf)


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    Follow 10 latest changes.

    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2017-08-12 rik5 StatusConfirmed => Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2016-11-19 hardy Attached File- => Added Octave420+gnuplot.pdf, #39020
        Attached File- => Added Octave420+gnuplot+onscreen.png, #39021
    2014-01-03 jwe Attached File- => Added foo.pdf, #30174
        Attached File- => Added screenshot.png, #30175
    2011-05-16 rik5 StatusNone => Confirmed
    2011-02-27 godfrey Attached File- => Added testpdf_3_5_0.pdf, #22799
        Attached File- => Added test_tex.m, #22800
        Attached File- => Added testpdf.pdf, #22801

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