## Can Mathcad generate .svg plots and formulas in LaTeX yet?

## Can Mathcad generate .svg plots and formulas in LaTeX yet?

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The title says it all.

I am still on Mathcad 13 and I have 35 years of Mathcad files that need to be pretty printed.

Mathcad 13 can only generate fixed pixel images.

I am still on Mathcad 13 and I have 35 years of Mathcad files that need to be pretty printed.

Mathcad 13 can only generate fixed pixel images.

Peter Nachtwey

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## RE: Can Mathcad generate .svg plots and formulas in LaTeX yet?

TTFN (ta ta for now)

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## RE: Can Mathcad generate .svg plots and formulas in LaTeX yet?

~~When I was writing magazine articles, the editor really appreciated files in .svg and LaTeX because they can be resized and still look good whereas .pdf files get pixelated.~~I am doing more and more in python because it can generate ,svg files for plots. I can also make LaTeX strings r"$text$"

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## RE: Can Mathcad generate .svg plots and formulas in LaTeX yet?

Nevertheless, there are other possible options

> https://www.win2pdf.com/purchase/purchase.htm supposedly can print to SVG directly

> PDF supposedly has a scalable graphics mode, but I'm not sure whether the more recent versions support that

> Postscript used to be the go-to driver for this sort of thing

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## RE: Can Mathcad generate .svg plots and formulas in LaTeX yet?

If the new Mathcad Prime will not generate what I want then I am gone. I have 35 years of Mathcad files to translate. I will not bother to translate all of them.

I already have python plot/graphing routines that are far superior to what Mathcad provides. I can now generate .svg, .png and .pdf files using the savefig function. Yes, that took some effort. The problem is that I must convert the rest of 35+ years worth of Mathcad to use these python plot/graph routines. Python has sympy which does symbolic processing similar to what Mathcad provides but it is a kludge. Where python shines compared to Mathcad is the ability to minimize functions or do system identification. Python does a MUCH BETTER job of finding the coefficient for ITAE than Mathcad's minerr function. Python is also faster at doing the calculations and soon there will be much faster versions of python.

However, you can still see my Mathcad work at my YouTube channel "Peter Ponders PID" There is a lot of good stuff that is still using Mathcad you might find interesting. My channel goes way beyond the basics.

Peter Nachtwey

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## RE: Can Mathcad generate .svg plots and formulas in LaTeX yet?

TTFN (ta ta for now)

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