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$\LaTeX$ and Mathematica

I quite often would like to draw graphics in my $\LaTeX$ documents using Mathematica. I have encountered three problems. I would like to know if there are any workarounds to these problems I would ...
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Exporting graphics to PDF - huge file

I want to draw some basic surfaces, export them to PDF and include them in a LaTeX file. I create a simple 3D graphics object, for instance with ...
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Numbered equations/formulas

How do you number equations in Mathematica notebooks so that they are exported correctly into latex? In case you don't know how to put numbered equations here is quick review. Open a new notebook ...
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How do I save a variable or function definition to a file?

Is it possible to save a function which was created via Interpolation of some data in such a way that I can use this function in a new Mathematica session without ...
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Export Code to Pseudocode?

I'm writing a paper and all my code is in Mathematica. The snippets are mostly simple, and consist of loops, maps, variables, and conditionals. I'd like add it to my paper, however, not many academic ...
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How well does Mathematica code exported to C compare to code directly written for C?

Essentially what it says in the title. Mathematica can export its code to C. How much overhead does that inflict on the code, as compared to writing it from scratch in C?
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My donut has holes in it!

More than one hole, I mean… I’m trying to export from Mathematica into the X3D format, with the longer term goal of generating 3D figures for PDF inclusion. But I'm stuck at the first step: ...
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How to do http POST in Mathematica?

The Import command lets you do a HTTP GET from a URL, like this Import @ "http://merkosoncampus.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/higgs-boson.jpg" This sends an ...
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Saving a notebook as PDF, preserving syntax highlighting

Currently, one may save notebooks as PDFs from the menu by Save As... and then selecting PDF (on a Mac, I imagine it is similar on other OSs). However, the ...
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Saner alternative to ContourPlot fill

I am producing a large number of ContourPlot objects, which when exported generate notoriously large PDF files because it basically generates lots of little ...
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Mathematica and POV-Ray workflow (Q&A)

A couple of years ago, Alexey Popkov asked this question: Which ray tracing software is compatible with Graphics3D? It is my opinion, for various reasons, that out of the many ray tracing programs ...
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Does Mathematica support variable frame rate for any video format, in analogue of GIF-style “DisplayDurations”?

The good old GIF animation format allows us to set the duration of each individual frame in the animation separately. This is especially useful if some frames in ...
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How to embed fonts when exporting Mathematica graphics as PDF

Upon exporting a Mathematica graphics expression as a PDF, Mathematica does not seem to embed any nonstandard fonts used. When you open the resulting PDF document with a PDF viewer, all the text items ...
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Exporting extremely large images; arrays generated via TensorProduct use 5 times as much RAM as expected?

I am generating plots of the roots of certain classes of polynomials, in the spirit of the multicolored visuals on the Wiki page on algebraic numbers. I've thus far been able to make some extremely ...
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Avoiding white lines inside filled area in RegionPlot exported as PDF or PS

When doing a RegionPlotand then exporting (or saving from the front end) as PDF or EPS, there are small white lines in the filling of the region. Here's an example ...
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Embed Code Into Image

I often export images(plots, matrix, arrays, etc..) from mathematica which I end up putting in word documents or uploading to the web. The problem is that I often lose the original code and I am left ...
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How to include Mathematica animation in a PowerPoint presentation?

Note: Cross-posted at Wolfram Community I want to include a Mathematica animation in PowerPoint presentation. My code is: ...
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Is it possible to export the equations from Mathematica to MATLAB?

Is it possible to export the output expressions from Mathematica computations (e.g., equations) in valid MATLAB syntax?
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Autorotating 3D plots

These days, I have to produce quite a few 3D surface plots (mostly functions of the type $\rho(\theta,\phi)$ plotted with SphericalPlot3D). To exchange these ...
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Real Size Image Printing

I am generating a complicated graphics with Mathematica, but with objects of given sizes (e.g. a line of length 1 inch, between two points). I want to make sure that when I export the graphics, e.g. ...
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How to save all data in all variables so that loading it is fast?

I've got this CSV file I've imported that has tens of millions of lines in it. It takes around 20 minutes to import. I've been working with it for a while and have the processed data spread out in a ...
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Export Plots to $\LaTeX$

What is the quickest and best way to export a plot image from Mathematica to a $\LaTeX$ Editor? Is there something quicker than exporting it to an image and then including it in the $\LaTeX$ document? ...
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Convert Graphics3D containing BSpline to polygon primitives for export to 3DS?

Graphics3D[] objects created with BSpline functions will not export to 3DS format, which only supports the more basic primitives. Is there any straightforward way ...
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Graphics elements do not line up perfectly in exported PDFs

Graphics elements do not always line up perfectly in exported PDFs using "Save As..." method. Take, for example: ...
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How to control the page size when exporting as a PDF?

When I used Mathematica under Windows, I could control the page size of the pdf files created by Export[...,"PDF"] by setting the paper size in the print menu to ...
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Graphics exported from Mathematica 9 are very large because even standard fonts are embedded

Note: Fixed in version 10. See Verbeia's answer. I've upgraded from Mathematica 8 to 9 (which apparently leaves the old version installed and usable which I didn't expect). I see a significant ...
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Is Compress[] compatible between different Mathematica versions?

Compress[] was introduced in version 6 of Mathematica. It gives a compressed version of expressions represented as a string of ASCII characters. It preserves more ...
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How to export large graphics?

I'm using Raster to create large graphics (1000 by 1666), which I want to Export as a JPEG or TIFF in a resolution that can be printed in a large size, 3' by 5'. ...
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How to develop an Import/Export converter for Compress[]ed data?

Mathematica has a cross platform data exchange format, WDX. Unfortunately importing or exporting large data from/to WDX is very slow. Using MX files is very fast, but they are not compatible across ...
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Using Inset[..] to overlay a Graphics3D with its raster version

Preamble First let me explain the why. You can skip this and go directly to the question if want to answer it right away. We had more than one discussion about how to produce nice looking 3d plots ...
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When exporting an (animated) GIF, is it possible to specify the size of the color palette?

I've exported an animation to animated GIF, which generated a 15mb file. I've been asked if I could regenerate the file, limiting it to only 16 colors, but I can't find any documentation on how I ...
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Can Mathematica Export Shapefiles?

Mathematica is great at importing ESRI shapefiles (.shp). Import["http://exampledata.wolfram.com/usamap.zip", "Graphics"] But it seems like it's a glaring ...
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Edit a Mathematica plot in Illustrator, missing font problem

I export my Mathematica generated plot as an eps and then open it in Adobe Illustrator to make a few changes. When I try to do this I get this error message: Times-Roman: Font not found on ...
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How to fix broken InterpolatingFunction?

Fixed in Version 9 I have an InterpolatingFunction based on irregularly-gridded data, like this: ...
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Which ray-tracing software is compatible with Graphics3D?

I am interested in working alternative to Mathematica's FrontEnd for rendering Graphics3D produced by Mathematica. The requrements are: An ability to import ...
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Printing exported PDF graphics fails (version 8)

When I export even simple graphics, say, a DateListPlot to PDF under Windows, it refuses to print on any of the printers at work. Acrobat (Reader X) throws three ...
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How to convert a 2D image into a 3D graphics?

I have an image I would like to make into a .dxf and to do this I need a Graphics3D object. Is there anyway I can do this? Can ...
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Export to PDF - scaling grids of plots and text size

Sometimes I have occasion to make big grids of plots. As a toy example: ...
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How can I export my learned ClassiferFunction[] and PredictorFunction[]s?

Mathematica 10 provides beautiful high-level machine learning functionality. Sadly, the learned functions once created are rather opaque objects. I need to use them in other projects, so here is my ...
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How can I share objects with dynamic content with non-Mathematica users?

Often when I construct some cool Manipulate[] function, I would like to share it with others—non-Mathematica users. Some software, notably Cinderella, ...
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Exporting a dashed plot with a color gradient to a vector graphics format ruins the dashing

When exporting a dashed plot with a color gradient to a vector graphics format such as EPS or PDF, the dashing is partly ruined. For example, this command: ...
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Some tutorials on formatting notebook for exporting to pdf

I love the way that Mathematica allows me to type in of formulas. It is really easy to type complicated expressions with shortcuts on the keyboard. It would be great if I could use Mathematica ...
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How to export transparent raster plots?

Is there an easy way to get transparent plots that work with Save Graphic As using a compatible file format such as GIF or PNG? I tried ...
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How can I ensure graphics exported in WMF format don't have text-spacing problems?

A lot of my work involves manipulating data, drawing a pretty plot of it and then inserting that graphic into a report written in Microsoft Word, under Windows.1 The fun comes with the exporting part. ...
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Rasterize: Resolution option not working properly

Something about Rasterize which doesn't seem to work as intended. Recipe: Make some simple vector graphics: ...
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How to export and import Graphs with additional data?

I'm trying to export and then later import graphs with additional data added such as VertexLabels and EdgeLabels. When I export ...
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Upon PDF export, edgeless rectangles do not tile perfectly, and corners may be cut. Is this a bug?

Note: this problem is no longer present in version 10. Exporting the following as a PDF file ...
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Export dataset to JSON

I'm experiencing a weird issue. Consider a dataset defined like this: dataset = Dataset[{<|"a" -> 1, "b" -> 2|>, <|"a" -> 3, "b" -> 4|>}]; ...
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Mathematica, animations, and external ray tracing programs

As much as I enjoy and admire Mathematica's animation capabilities, I would like to take my animations to the next level by exporting the geometry of every frame to an external ray tracing program ...
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How to save animation in mp4 format instead of avi?

I'd like to save Manipulate[] output so that I can embed an mp4 in my pdf document (using the media9 latex package). I've done this successfully in the past by ...