text to binary file

Ryo Furue furue at HAWAII.EDU
Thu May 22 20:32:33 EDT 2008

Hi GrADS users and developers,

I found a few problems with gxeps that came with GrADS 1.9b4 (Linux).
I'm not sure this is the right place to discuss them . . . if not,
I'd appreciate it if you could point me to a right place.

1) The bounding box sometimes isn't correctly set.
I used vpage in the portrait mode as

    set vpage 0.5 8 4 9

and did gxeps -i plot -o plot.eps  .  The upper, right, and left edges
of the boundingbox of the resulting EPS file were correct, but its
lower edge was way too far below.

2) There is a bogus directive "%%Pages: " without the number of pages
given.   (But, since this is an EPS, this directive shouldn't be
there, should it?)  GSView (for Windows), for example, complains about

3) The "-R" option leads to an inconsistent EPS file after a landscape
GrADS session.  I don't know what's the right thing to do, but I don't
think these declarations

   %%PaperSize: Letter
   %%PageOrientation: Landscape

are correct or desirable.  The right edge of the plot is off the
letter paper.  I guess it's better to shift the plot leftward to fit
in the letter paper and to declare the page to be Portrait.  GSView,
again, cannot render this plot correctly.


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