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Re: PostScript and IDL,

davidf@dfanning.com (David Fanning) writes:
> Dick and I have been kicking around the idea of writing a class
> library of direct graphics objects that we could offer for
> sale. But unfortunately, it appears to be a shrinking 
> market. As computers (and, presumably, printers) get faster 
> and faster the object graphics advantages begin to 
> dominate. It is not at all clear to us which marketplace
> offers the most commercial advantages in the medium term.

One thing to keep in mind is that screen-dumps are rarely suitable for
publication.  The smooth lines of a postscript figure rendered on a
high-resolution printer are usually required for professional journals
and other print media.


Craig B. Markwardt, Ph.D.         EMAIL: craigmnet@astrog.physics.wisc.edu
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