Character height, output in cm


  • 2011-12-12


    I got a problem with the character output of the plschr() function on
    different PCs.

    I tried my code on several different computers. On most PCs, the plot was
    as desired (default character height output in millimeter). But on two
    machines the character size in the plot was way too big.
    I realized that the character size on those machines is in centimeter
    instead of millimeter. So I tried to scale the default value to 1/10 of
    the size or to set plschr(0.1, 1) instead of plschr(1, 1), which worked

    But I think that's not the general solution. All PCs have the same plplot
    packages installed and the same Ubuntu distribution (11.10).

    Any ideas?
    Btw, the same problem happened to a colleague several months ago, but
    disappeared for some reason.