[Ifeffit] plotting

Jeff Terry terryj at iit.edu
Tue Mar 26 18:26:30 CDT 2013

Matt is correct. The graphics in Larch are much better than the graphics in the old version of ifeffit. 

I may go back to using the command line. 


On Mar 26, 2013, at 6:12 PM, Matt Newville <newville at cars.uchicago.edu> wrote:

> The poor quality of the graphics in the older versions of Ifeffit /
> Horae was always been a disappointment to me.   It's certainly
> reasonable to say that exporting to another program is necessary, but
> I believe the latest versions should and do have much higher quality
> graphics.   Larch certainly has much better graphics than Ifeffit.
> See for example:
>    http://xraypy.github.com/xraylarch/xafs/xafsft.html#examples-forward-xafs-fourier-transforms
> In the on-line docs, the graphics may look mediocre because they are
> scaled, but if you click on them you will see the PNG file created
> directly by saving the image from the Plot window (or cut with Ctrl-C
> and pasted directly into presentation software).   Another example
> (from the feffit chapter):
>     http://xraypy.github.com/xraylarch/_images/feffit_feo_r.png
> shows the Greek characters and mathematical rendering, generated using
> latex notation.   Depending on what you need, these may publication
> quality graphs,and they can be copied directly from the Plotting
> windows into other applications (for example, Ctrl-C to copy to
> clipboard works).   The axis labels (plain text or latex),  colors,
> symbols, line widths, and so on can be adjusted from a Plot
> Configuration window after the plot is drawn, see
>    http://xraypy.github.com/xraylarch/plotting/index.html#interactive-use-of-the-plot-windows
> There are many things that cannot be done simply with these plots
> (figure-in-figure, complex stacking), but in principle, Larch can be
> used to generate any of the kinds of plots available from the
> matplotlib library, see
>    http://matplotlib.org/gallery.html

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