As of Version 6.0, is superseded by capabilities in Export.

writes graphics or sound to the specified output channel in PostScript format.

writes graphics or sound in the specified format.

writes boxes, cells, or notebook expressions in the specified format.

Details and OptionsDetails and Options

  • The output channel can be a single file or pipe, or a list of them.
  • The graphics in can be Graphics, Graphics3D, SurfaceGraphics, ContourGraphics, DensityGraphics, or GraphicsArray.
  • The graphics can also include Sound.
  • The expr in can be Cell, Notebook, or any boxes, as generated by ToBoxes[expr].
  • Any of the graphics formats specified for Export can be used.
  • The following options can be given:
  • CharacterEncoding{}the encoding to use for characters in text
    ImageOffset{0,0}offset of the image in the viewing area
    ImageResolutionAutomaticresolution in dpi for the image
    ImageRotatedFalsewhether to rotate the image to landscape mode
    ImageSizeAutomaticabsolute image size
  • $DisplayFunction is usually given in terms of .
  • If any of the specified files or pipes in channel are not open, uses OpenWrite to open them, then closes these particular files or pipes when it has finished.
  • In many cases, calls the Mathematica notebook front end via WSTP. If the front end is not present, certain capabilities of may not be available.
  • When displaying text, may make use of fonts that are specifically installed for Mathematica.
Introduced in 1988
| Updated in 1999
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