I'll second Igor Pro. 

Jeff 

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On Mar 26, 2013, at 3:57 PM, "Bare, Simon R" <simon.b...@honeywell.com> wrote:

> Igor
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> Simon 
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: ifeffit-boun...@millenia.cars.aps.anl.gov 
> [mailto:ifeffit-boun...@millenia.cars.aps.anl.gov] On Behalf Of Eva Vanamee
> Sent: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 3:51 PM
> To: ifeffit@millenia.cars.aps.anl.gov
> Subject: [Ifeffit] plotting
> 
> Thanks everyone for the helpful comments! I'll go with exporting to Origin.
> A final question. I am now a Mac user, is there a good alternative to Origin?
> 
> Best,
> 
> - Eva
> 
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>>  1. generating high res figures (Eva Vanamee)
>>  2. Re: generating high res figures (Scott Calvin)
>>  3. Re: generating high res figures (Jason Gaudet)
>>  4. Re: generating high res figures (Christopher Patridge)
>>  5. Re: generating high res figures (Ravel, Bruce)
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>> Message: 1
>> Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 13:13:17 -0400
>> From: Eva Vanamee <eva.vana...@mssm.edu>
>> To: ifeffit@millenia.cars.aps.anl.gov
>> Subject: [Ifeffit] generating high res figures
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>> Hi,
>> 
>> I'm in the happy stages of making figures. 
>> I'd like to know how to change figure legends, make high resolution figures 
>> from a fit, etc.
>> 
>> For instance:
>> I saved the session file. Can I go back to a particular fit to make a figure 
>> or do I need to rerun it?
>> Can I change the figure legends? I used sample 1 and I want to give it a 
>> different name
>> Can I use special characters (e.g. Greek letters)?
>> Can I adjust the resolution for different formats (talk vs. publication)?
>> 
>> I am running Demeter 0.9.9.9 under XP. 
>> 
>> Thanks in advance for the help!
>> 
>> - Eva
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> ------------------------------
>> 
>> Message: 2
>> Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 13:25:01 -0400
>> From: Scott Calvin <scal...@sarahlawrence.edu>
>> To: XAFS Analysis using Ifeffit <ifeffit@millenia.cars.aps.anl.gov>
>> Subject: Re: [Ifeffit] generating high res figures
>> Message-ID: <ccdba9e5-8a56-4438-a0ec-e1a9b3f6c...@slc.edu>
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>> 
>> Hi Eva,
>> 
>> Demeter is not intended to be used to produce publication-quality figures. 
>> It's best to export the data, fits, etc., and then use a proper graphing 
>> program to generate figures. Even a spreadsheet will do in a pinch, although 
>> most of us use dedicated scientific graphing software.
>> 
>> --Scott Calvin
>> Sarah Lawrence College
>> 
>> On Mar 26, 2013, at 1:13 PM, Eva Vanamee <eva.vana...@mssm.edu> wrote:
>> 
>>> Hi,
>>> 
>>> I'm in the happy stages of making figures. 
>>> I'd like to know how to change figure legends, make high resolution figures 
>>> from a fit, etc.
>>> 
>>> For instance:
>>> I saved the session file. Can I go back to a particular fit to make a 
>>> figure or do I need to rerun it?
>>> Can I change the figure legends? I used sample 1 and I want to give it a 
>>> different name
>>> Can I use special characters (e.g. Greek letters)?
>>> Can I adjust the resolution for different formats (talk vs. publication)?
>>> 
>>> I am running Demeter 0.9.9.9 under XP. 
>>> 
>>> Thanks in advance for the help!
>>> 
>>> - Eva
>>> 
>>> 
>>> _______________________________________________
>>> Ifeffit mailing list
>>> Ifeffit@millenia.cars.aps.anl.gov
>>> http://millenia.cars.aps.anl.gov/mailman/listinfo/ifeffit
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> ------------------------------
>> 
>> Message: 3
>> Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 13:51:36 -0400
>> From: Jason Gaudet <jason.r.gau...@gmail.com>
>> To: XAFS Analysis using Ifeffit <ifeffit@millenia.cars.aps.anl.gov>
>> Subject: Re: [Ifeffit] generating high res figures
>> Message-ID:
>>    <CANMcWtM=do9gr-jsmc--dxepwojaz-78n44mpranv5ujhtm...@mail.gmail.com>
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>> 
>> And to do this, use the Artemis Plot dialog box to generate the chart you
>> want (e.g. the data and fit in magnitude R-space), click the "Save Next
>> Plot to File" button at the very bottom of the dialog box, and click the
>> correct plot button at the top (e.g. R). This lets you save the plot as an
>> ASCII file.
>> 
>> -Jason
>> 
>> On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 1:25 PM, Scott Calvin 
>> <scal...@sarahlawrence.edu>wrote:
>> 
>>> Hi Eva,
>>> 
>>> Demeter is not intended to be used to produce publication-quality figures.
>>> It's best to export the data, fits, etc., and then use a proper graphing
>>> program to generate figures. Even a spreadsheet will do in a pinch,
>>> although most of us use dedicated scientific graphing software.
>>> 
>>> --Scott Calvin
>>> Sarah Lawrence College
>>> 
>>> On Mar 26, 2013, at 1:13 PM, Eva Vanamee <eva.vana...@mssm.edu> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Hi,
>>>> 
>>>> I'm in the happy stages of making figures.
>>>> I'd like to know how to change figure legends, make high resolution
>>> figures from a fit, etc.
>>>> 
>>>> For instance:
>>>> I saved the session file. Can I go back to a particular fit to make a
>>> figure or do I need to rerun it?
>>>> Can I change the figure legends? I used sample 1 and I want to give it a
>>> different name
>>>> Can I use special characters (e.g. Greek letters)?
>>>> Can I adjust the resolution for different formats (talk vs. publication)?
>>>> 
>>>> I am running Demeter 0.9.9.9 under XP.
>>>> 
>>>> Thanks in advance for the help!
>>>> 
>>>> - Eva
>>>> 
>>>> 
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>> Message: 4
>> Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 13:25:34 -0400
>> From: Christopher Patridge <patri...@buffalo.edu>
>> To: XAFS Analysis using Ifeffit <ifeffit@millenia.cars.aps.anl.gov>
>> Subject: Re: [Ifeffit] generating high res figures
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>> Eva,
>> 
>> I don't how flexible would consider exporting the fits you have 
>> completed and using a plotting software (Excel, Origin, Qplot, 
>> sigmaplot, Igor) to generate the number of adjustments you require.
>> 
>> Chris
>> 
>> ********************************
>> Christopher J. Patridge, PhD
>> NRC Post Doctoral Research Associate
>> Naval Research Laboratory
>> Washington, DC 20375
>> Cell: 315-529-0501
>> 
>> On 3/26/2013 1:13 PM, Eva Vanamee wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> 
>>> I'm in the happy stages of making figures.
>>> I'd like to know how to change figure legends, make high resolution figures 
>>> from a fit, etc.
>>> 
>>> For instance:
>>> I saved the session file. Can I go back to a particular fit to make a 
>>> figure or do I need to rerun it?
>>> Can I change the figure legends? I used sample 1 and I want to give it a 
>>> different name
>>> Can I use special characters (e.g. Greek letters)?
>>> Can I adjust the resolution for different formats (talk vs. publication)?
>>> 
>>> I am running Demeter 0.9.9.9 under XP.
>>> 
>>> Thanks in advance for the help!
>>> 
>>> - Eva
>>> 
>>> 
>>> _______________________________________________
>>> Ifeffit mailing list
>>> Ifeffit@millenia.cars.aps.anl.gov
>>> http://millenia.cars.aps.anl.gov/mailman/listinfo/ifeffit
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> ------------------------------
>> 
>> Message: 5
>> Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 18:45:19 +0000
>> From: "Ravel, Bruce" <bra...@bnl.gov>
>> To: XAFS Analysis using Ifeffit <ifeffit@millenia.cars.aps.anl.gov>
>> Subject: Re: [Ifeffit] generating high res figures
>> Message-ID:
>>    <47ced3cd722c2a439c0d1d1056b213251f32f...@ex10-mb1.bnl.gov>
>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-7"
>> 
>> 
>> As others said, it is not my intention that A&A be used for publication 
>> quality plots, although part of the motivation to make Demeter, as compared 
>> to the earlier version, was not make prettier plots.  I, in fact, use screen 
>> captures of the plot window regularly in presentations and posters.  But I 
>> also do as the others advised -- I export the data to ascii column files and 
>> make dedicated plots for my publications.
>> 
>> Even aside from the fact that I chose not to make Demeter into a fully 
>> featured scientific plotting tool, it is wise to spend some time thinking 
>> hard about your plots for publication.  Figures are part of the story you 
>> are telling in your paper.  It is good for you and good for your reader if 
>> you spend the time to make beautiful, expressive plots using a highly 
>> capable plotting tool.
>> 
>>> Can I change the figure legends? I used sample 1 and I want to give it a 
>>> different name
>> 
>> Yes.  That's easy.  Group menu -> Rename current group.  Or Shift-ctrl-l.  
>> Or double click on the data group in the group list.
>> 
>>> Can I use special characters (e.g. Greek letters)?
>> 
>> Not conveniently.  Strictly speaking, if you observe the weird formatting 
>> rules of the underlying plotting tool, you can do so.  For example, if you 
>> you change "Sample 1" to "Sample {/Symbol a}" it will be printed in the 
>> legend of the plot as "Sample ?".  But then you will have a weirdly named 
>> data group in the group list.  (The rest of the Greek characters are made in 
>> the same way.  "Sample {/Symbol S}" = "Sample ?" and so on.)
>> 
>> I have never actually thought about how to make it possible to give a group 
>> a sensible name and have special characters plotted in the legend.  It 
>> doesn't seem like a high priority, but I could be persuaded.
>> 
>>> Can I adjust the resolution for different formats (talk vs. publication)?
>> 
>> Your best bet by FAR is to export the data as ascii column files and use 
>> your favorite plotting tool to export into a vector format, such as PDF or 
>> SVG.  The beauty of vector formats is that they can rescale without loss of 
>> quality.
>> 
>>> I am running Demeter 0.9.9.9 under XP.
>> 
>> You might consider upgrading.  There have been a lot of bug fixes and new 
>> features since then.   One such feature is the ability to export the most 
>> recent plot as a PNG or PDF file.
>> 
>> B
>> 
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