Thanks for all your replies.
Is this a feature or a bug? I couldn’t test as trying to run
texmacs & from a terminal returned
-bash: texmacs: command not found.
diff on the files, the latest version of
texmacs-maxima.lisp seems to have incorporated the suggestions brought up in the discussions you referred to above.
Of course, I could use
if I wanted to have embedded plots. However I’m not a great fan of them.
embedded plots extremely bloat larger
they create a lot of junk files in
a gnuplot wxt-window allows for the use of cursors and zooming, plus
save as options.
compared to the output produced by
draw[2|3]d from a gnuplot wxt-terminal when running Maxima from a terminal, the design and formatting of the plots created the series of
tm_(...) commands are decidedly ugly, at least for my liking:
they look more like badly formatted Excel plots, with font sizes being much too large and bold
produce plot renderings of inferior quality as the line drawings are no longer delicate enough – that may be fine for beamer presentations but not for print publications.
btw, this issue doesn’t seem to be restricted to the Maxima plugin. I noticed the same “decline” in quality when rendering plots from within the Octave plugin and wonder what is the rationale behind that.
Interestingly enough, running
plot[2|3]d in a Maxima session from within TeXmacs still opens a gnuplot wxt-terminal.