In article <337097DC.41C6 at caos.kun.nl>, Jack Leunissen <jackl at caos.kun.nl> writes:
>There is an additional advantage of PHYLIP trees in figure format,
>apart from the possibility of previewing them via X windows.
>After conversion of the figure file into HPGL, this file can be read
>into the most common PC drawing programs, like CorelDraw. Although
>this could already be done before by the tree-plotting program, the
>advantage of the additional step is in the fact that the labels now
>are treated as real text by the program, and not just as a bunch of
>lines. This means that now you can easily change the character font
>and character size for all the labels in the trees!
I've found very few programs that can import HPGL, but many can
do CGM, so I wrote a CGM driver for the GCG software. It works with
8.1, but if you've moved to 9.0 and don't have the source code license,
probably you can't get it to build/work there. (Maybe not even with the
source code, don't know, we're not going to 9.0.)
You can pick the driver up at:
ftp://seqaxp.bio.caltech.edu/gcgcgm.tar (or .zip)
As described above, text stays as text, so you can easily modify figures
in graphics programs.
mathog at seqaxp.bio.caltech.edu
Manager, sequence analysis facility, biology division, Caltech