ANN: matplotlib-0.87.1

John, it looks centered with KGhostView (debian sarge)

Thanks for the input. I should have mentioned, I made the figure on
my linux server and then scp'd it over to my powerbook on which I'm
working. When I view it in preview, it is first converted over to pdf
and this may be where the bug is, not on the mpl side.

When I open it in ggv over X11 it now looks centered, but it appears
to be b4 paper 10.11 x 14.33, even though I have selected letter in my
rc file and as my default in ggv. I guess this is the spill-over
effect Darren described earlier, in which a larger papersize is
selected if you he figure doesn't fit on the default papersize.

Yep, I just confirmed by looking in the ps file, it is selecting b4.
Anyone else have an opinion on the desirability of auto-papersize
selection?

JDH

In general I think that auto paper size is a bad idea. My thought process goes something like this:

- I select letter size because I'm making some type of presentation/paper.
- Make a plot
- Plot is b4 size.
- What the heck?

However, I can also see the usefulness of auto-sizing when someone doesn't care about the exact paper size that results.

How about a paper size "auto" that let's the system pick the size to fit the plot? Or maybe an addition rc boolean to indicate if the plot can autogrow the size so you can select your preferred size which is used until it's too small.

TD

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At 04:41 PM 3/7/2006, John Hunter wrote:

    > John, it looks centered with KGhostView (debian sarge)

Thanks for the input. I should have mentioned, I made the figure on
my linux server and then scp'd it over to my powerbook on which I'm
working. When I view it in preview, it is first converted over to pdf
and this may be where the bug is, not on the mpl side.

When I open it in ggv over X11 it now looks centered, but it appears
to be b4 paper 10.11 x 14.33, even though I have selected letter in my
rc file and as my default in ggv. I guess this is the spill-over
effect Darren described earlier, in which a larger papersize is
selected if you he figure doesn't fit on the default papersize.

Yep, I just confirmed by looking in the ps file, it is selecting b4.
Anyone else have an opinion on the desirability of auto-papersize
selection?

JDH

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I can accept that auto sizing is a bad idea. What I would really like is to
find an option that centered the image in the middle of any page, no matter
what size. Then we wouldnt even have to specify the page size. But I'm not
sure such a beast exists in the postscript language.

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On Tuesday 07 March 2006 7:47 pm, Ted Drain wrote:

In general I think that auto paper size is a bad idea. My thought process
goes something like this:

- I select letter size because I'm making some type of presentation/paper.
- Make a plot
- Plot is b4 size.
- What the heck?

However, I can also see the usefulness of auto-sizing when someone doesn't
care about the exact paper size that results.

How about a paper size "auto" that let's the system pick the size to fit
the plot? Or maybe an addition rc boolean to indicate if the plot can
autogrow the size so you can select your preferred size which is used until
it's too small.

TD

At 04:41 PM 3/7/2006, John Hunter wrote:

>
> > John, it looks centered with KGhostView (debian sarge)
>
>Thanks for the input. I should have mentioned, I made the figure on
>my linux server and then scp'd it over to my powerbook on which I'm
>working. When I view it in preview, it is first converted over to pdf
>and this may be where the bug is, not on the mpl side.
>
>When I open it in ggv over X11 it now looks centered, but it appears
>to be b4 paper 10.11 x 14.33, even though I have selected letter in my
>rc file and as my default in ggv. I guess this is the spill-over
>effect Darren described earlier, in which a larger papersize is
>selected if you he figure doesn't fit on the default papersize.
>
>Yep, I just confirmed by looking in the ps file, it is selecting b4.
>Anyone else have an opinion on the desirability of auto-papersize
>selection?
>
>JDH
>
>
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