John, I'd second the request for direct EPS. Sometimes
> you can get away without the bounding box, but not
> always. I've been using ps2epsi to convert my matplot .ps
> files into .eps files (.epsi is .eps with a preview, but
> I don't need the preview). It does a good job of finding
> bounding boxes. That's very important for running
> epstopdf on the images. That gives me pdf images so I can
> run pdflatex and generate a native PDF file from my
I'll see if I can get EPS into the ps backend in the near future. As
far as I know, it should just be a matter of adding a bounding box.
Note that you don't need to first convert your images to PDF to
generate PDF from LaTeX (though a PDF backend is on the TODO list). I
routinely generate PDF documents from LaTeX src with *.ps inputs as
# With recent version of gv (7.x or later) do
> dvips -Pcmz -Pamz -G1 -Ppdf -o final3.ps final3.dvi
> ps2pdf final3.ps
This will generate high quality PDF w/o the blurry appearance in
acroread that you sometimes see with PDF generated by LaTeX.
Hope this helps!