SVG (.svg, .svgz)

Background

    MIME type: image/svg+xml
    SVG vector graphics format.
    Intended for two-dimensional vector graphics on the web.
    Partially supported by several web browsers and browser plugins.
    SVG is an acronym for Scalable Vector Graphics.
    XML-based text format.
    Can represent static and animated graphics.
    Supports RGB color with an optional alpha channel.
    Developed by the W3C SVG Working Group since 1998.

Import and Export

  • Export["file.svg",expr] exports text or vector graphics to SVG.
  • Export["file.svg",expr,elem] creates an SVG file by treating expr as specifying element elem.
  • The export format can be explicitly specified with the command Export["file",expr,"SVG"].
  • See the reference pages for full general information on Export.
  • ExportString supports the SVG format.

Elements

  • Data representation element:
  • "Graphics"arbitrary 2D graphics
  • Export uses the "Graphics" element by default.

Examples

Basic Examples  (4)

Export vector graphics to SVG:

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This converts formatted text to the SVG format:

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Export a function plot to SVG:

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Show SVG data created by the Wolfram Language:

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Tutorials

Introduced in 2003
(5.0)
| Updated in 2007
(6.0)