Re: [R] [OT] 'gv' and fractional points

From: Ted Harding <>
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2007 20:33:34 +0100 (BST)

On 15-Jun-07 16:29:53, Ted Harding wrote:
> [...]
> However, as a follow-up, I've since found that one can (somewhat
> tediously) do what I was asking with the GIMP.

As well as the awkwardness of doing it the GIMP way, I've discovered another disadvantage.

I'd previously tried it on a rather small image (175x70 points, = 2.43x0.97 inches).

I then tried it on a full A4 page. Even at a GIMP "Scale" factor of 300, this leads to a 50MB temporary file being created. At 1000, this would rise to some 550MB, as I found out after this attempt filled up the limited spare space I have on the disk drive in question ...

No doubt "Scale"=300 (as opposed to the default of 100) may be ample for most purposes, but the overhead is still unpleasant!

Hence I'm once again hankering after something which will display a PS file as efficiently as 'gv', but will report the cursor position in fractions of a point!

Best wishes to all,

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