# CTAN has a new package: makeplot

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Jim Hefferon

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The following information was provided by the package's contributor.

Name of contribution: makeplot
Author's name: Jose-Emilio Vila-Forcen
Location on CTAN: /macros/latex/contrib/makeplot
Summary description: Easy plots from Matlab to LaTeX

Announcement text given by the package's contributor:
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I'd like to announce the availability of
my LaTeX2e makeplot Package.

COPYRIGHT 2005 by Jose-Emilio Vila-Forcen (jemilio at ieee.org)

This program can be redistributed and/or modified under the terms
of the LaTeX Project Public License Distributed from CTAN

INSTALLATION:
- call 'latex makeplot.ins' and copy the makeplot.sty - file into
a path searched by LaTeX.

DOCUMENTATION:
- execute the following list of commands to create the PDF:
latex makeplot.dtx
makeindex -s gind.ist -o makeplot.ind makeplot.idx
makeindex -s gglo.ist -o makeplot.gls makeplot.glo
latex makeplot.dtx
pdflatex makeplot.dtx

Writing papers, it is very normal that the result of some
Matlab simulations will be displayed. Since existing approaches
to create EPS files from matlab (laprint, print -eps,...) does
not satisfy all my requirements of fonts, quality, portability and
to be able to perform fast small changes, I decided to create this
package which could be seen as an extension to the PsTricks family.

This package creates easily plots taking the data from files, and allows
enough configuration to fit most of the cases. In the documentation it is
described the requirements of the data files and how to generate EPS files
from Matlab.

Files of the `makeplot' package:
makeplot.dtx    Sourcecode, example file & documentation
makeplot.ins    Installation script generating the source and an example
data1.mat
data2.mat       Data files for the example. They could be generated
using the dtx but I don't know how to avoid '\endinput'
at the end
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