Thursday, August 28, 2008

How to use latex2eps.sh to make beautiful postscript fragments

latex2eps.sh
is a super utility I picked up when I started using magicpoint.

Simple example


If file1 contains

$$\mbox{Power} = \frac{1}{2} \rho A v^3$$

and you run

latex2eps.sh Wind0 < file1

then you will get a file Wind0.eps, which is a beautiful postscript file looking like this

Wind0

More complex example: Package options


You can give package options when running latex2eps.sh. For example, if you like \usepackage{booktabs} or \usepackage{colordvi}, here is what you can do.
Let's say that file2 contains:

\begin{tabular}{lcl}\toprule
\multicolumn{3}{c}{ \ \OliveGreen{$v=6$\,m/s} (force 4)}\\ \midrule
Wind farm & & \Blue{2\,W$\!$/m$^2$ flat ground} \\
\bottomrule
\end{tabular}

Then we run the command:

latex2eps.sh -sty colordvi -sty booktabs Wind1 < file2

and we get this lovely object:

Wind1

1 comment:

drj11 said...

mathtran does this sort of thing over the web, in milliseconds. Simply add TeX to your img's alt tags!