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Mix raster / vector in ps / pdf plots

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Gergely
Gergely on 27 Aug 2012
Answered: Theo Michelis on 11 Oct 2017
I wish to plot large sets of data, with preserving the editability of texts such as title, axes, etc. Is there a way to "render" the date within the axes while keeping the vectorized version of the texts in the saved ps / pdf file?
The workaround could be to plot the data without any texts to a raster image, read the image back, overlay texts and save again in vector format, which is quite tedious.

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Ryan
Ryan on 27 Aug 2012
This may save you some time if you go about using the tedious method: export_fig
Gergely
Gergely on 27 Aug 2012
Thanks. I have already been using export_fig when appropriate, although most of the time the built-in print function with a couple of settings is fine for me. Except when I need the external editing on figures that plot gigabytes of data, when obviously I cannot even save a temporary vector ps / pdf file either. Sigh.

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Oliver Woodford
Oliver Woodford on 20 Sep 2012
I believe exportfig (which is different from export_fig) can export mixed raster & vector pdfs.

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Theo Michelis
Theo Michelis on 11 Oct 2017
Old thread but check out the vecrast function.

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