PHYCS 3730/6720 Lab Exercise
Reading and references:
Answer file Mylab23.txt.
Exercise 1. Creating the Figure
The file ~p6720/exercises/latex_figures/cav_accel2 contains
data taken by a student in the Modern Physics Laboratory. Use
gnuplot or pyplot to plot these points with error bars.
Create a Postscript figure. With gnuplot, the figure will come out
rotated 90 degrees if you use the usual set terminal postscript
command. To fix this, use the modified command
set terminal postscript portrait
Nothing to hand in.
Exercise 2. Inserting the Figure
Since we are using pdflatex, you'll need to convert from
Postscript to PDF. Use the command
where in place of file.ps, use the name you gave your
postscript file in Exercise 1. The result of the conversion replaces
the ps extension to a pdf extension. You can check your
result using acroread.
Then, following instructions in the Introduction to LaTeX
handout, create a LaTeX document with a few words and insert the
figure from Exercise 1, along with an appropriate caption.
Use pdflatex to create a PDF document as output.
There is another way to correct the orientation of
the figure. Instead of requesting postscript portrait in
gnuplot, simply create the figure in the usual way, but in the LaTeX
document use a modified includegraphics command
with an angle of rotation specified.
Copy your LaTeX document to your answer file and submit it.