Question: Matlab has a great package. Why can' t we create a pacakge like that :)

This question is related to the Question Exporting Maple 3d graphics to Latex with high quality

Matlab has some great functions package which accomplishes:

  • This function saves a figure or single axes to one or more vector and/or bitmap file formats, and/or outputs a rasterized version to the workspace, with the following properties:
    - Figure/axes reproduced as it appears on screen
    - Cropped/padded borders (optional)
    - Embedded fonts (pdf only)
    - Improved line and grid line styles
    - Anti-aliased graphics (bitmap formats)
    - Render images at native resolution (optional for bitmap formats)
    - Transparent background supported (pdf, eps, png, tiff)
    - Semi-transparent patch objects supported (png, tiff)
    - RGB, CMYK or grayscale output (CMYK only with pdf, eps, tiff)
    - Variable image compression, including lossless (pdf, eps, jpg)
    - Optional rounded line-caps (pdf, eps)
    - Optionally append to file (pdf, tiff)
    - Vector formats: pdf, eps
    - Bitmap formats: png, tiff, jpg, bmp, export to workspace


  • Why don't we all together in this forum create a package like that? :) At least I  hope we can create for most important of the functions like cropping border etc. Many Maple users need a code like that.


  • I don't know whether we can quickly convert these codes to maple codes or not.  But maybe we use all code in this forum about this and create a new package.

Best regards.

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