Re: [Rd] bounding box in PostScript

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Mon 17 Apr 2006 - 21:01:34 GMT

On Mon, 17 Apr 2006, David Allen wrote:

> When a graph is saved as PostScript, the bounding box is often too big.
> A consequence is that when the graph is included in a LaTeX document,
> the spacing does not look good.
> Is this a recognized problem? Is someone working on it? Could I help?

It's not really true. The bounding box is of the figure region, and it is a design feature. If the figure `region' that is too big for your purposes you need to adjust the margins.

Alternatively, there are lots of ways to set a tight bounding box: I tend to use the bbox device in gs. But that often ends up with figures which do not align, depending on whether text has descenders.

Brian D. Ripley,        
Professor of Applied Statistics,
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
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