Re: Markers in the firt column on a stand-alone legend don't show up

From: Mary Haley <haley_at_nyahnyahspammersnyahnyah>
Date: Fri Dec 18 2009 - 08:37:29 MST


I think this is a problem with gv on bluefire. I ran your script
there, and the EPS file looks fine when I view it on my Mac.

I couldn't get gv to work on bluefire. I tried ghostscript and it
never came up. I think maybe my display isn't set correctly.

You might try ghostscript and see if this works.


On Dec 17, 2009, at 5:57 PM, Yongxin Zhang wrote:

> Hi Mary,
> This is strange since after reading your email I viewed the
> plot on my Mac laptop and indeed the markers don't appear to be cut
> off at all. However, on my Linux cluster where I made the plot, the
> markers are indeed cut off. I also copied the plot to NCAR bluefire
> (/ptmp/zhangyx/ttest/lu_modis_usgs_legend.eps) and still the
> markers are cut off when I viewed the plot using gv. I am not sure
> why the plot appears differently on different platforms. I also
> converted the eps file to a jpg file using convert command on my
> Linux cluster but the jpg file still has the cut-off problem. This
> is strange.
> Thanks,
> Yongxin
> On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 5:13 PM, Mary Haley <> wrote:
> Yongxin,
> From your code, it looks like you are producing 15 markers and 15
> strings, and that's
> what I see on the plot you attached. The markers don't appear to be
> cut off in any fashion.
> Am I missing something?
> BTW, you should consider putting a custom ".hluresfile" in your
> home directory so you
> can change the default "times-roman" font to "helvetica", which
> looks a little better.
> For a sample .hluresfile, see:
> --Mary
> On Dec 17, 2009, at 3:34 PM, Yongxin Zhang wrote:
> I created a stand-alone legend using calls to gsn_polymarker_ndc and
> gsn_text_ndc following NCL example 7 (leg_7.ncl) but somehow the
> markers in the first column don't show up or only partly show up no
> matter how I tried. I attached my script and the plot in eps format to
> this message. Please let me know if you have any suggestions on how to
> fix the problem.
> Thanks,
> Yongxin<plot_lu_modis_usgs_legend.ncl><lu_modis_usgs_legend.eps>______
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