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Re: [ferret_users] Working with pattern files? Stippling?

Just to illustrate Peter's point for the tiny_grid pattern, see the 2 pictures attached: screencapture.jpg (what we see in ferret) and hardcopy.jpg (what we get from a hard copy).

Furthermore, I couldn't do my usual cheat of editting the pattern in the postscript in Illustrator, as "Select > Same > fill color" doesn't work. How are these pattern files produced, and how are they coded for the postscript output? Is it possible to write my own pattern file? Whilst tiny_grid is pretty close what I was after (if the hardcopy can be sorted), a "tiny_circles" option would be better... (Thanks for the suggestion though Peter!).



On Feb 3, 2009, at 2:27 AM, Peter Szabo wrote:

Strange that i couldnt create hardcopys. With the command ferret -gif the small, on-screen round patterns were big, squared, continuous black shades. Does anyone know why this is happening?
Thanks, Peter

On Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 10:12 AM, Peter Szabo <szabpet83@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi Paul,

I produced something like what you attached with the following command:

shade/over/nolab/pal=black/pat=tiny_grid var

For further patterns type (out of ferret): Fpattern '*'


On Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 6:35 AM, Paul Young <paul.j.young@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi all,

I'm trying to produce a difference plot where I highlight areas of significant difference - sort of like this plot from the recent IPCC report:

I've managed to get something similar using a "shade/over/pattern=" command, but none of the patterns has a stippling effect, or lets me edit them in Illustrator. Has anyone succeeded with anything like this in ferret before? EIse, is it possible to write my own pattern file to get the stippling? 

Thanks for any help,


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