As Darren notes, it is the font embedding. If this bothers you, you
have two options. Set one of the following to True in your matplotlib
# use of afm fonts -- breaks mathtext but results in small files
ps.useafm : False
# Experimental: use ghostscript to distill ps output - may yield smaller files
ps.usedistiller : False
For the latter you will need a recent version of ghostscript.
Hope this helps,
On Tuesday 26 July 2005 01:11 pm, Mark Bakker wrote:
>> I have the same experience that eps files seem to be much
>> larger than you expect, or than produced by other programs for
>> similar plots. Is it maybe because fonts are embedded in the
>> eps file? Anybody know?
> It is because the fonts are embedded in the eps file.