Printing Trees from PHYLIP

Joe Felsenstein joe at
Wed Nov 22 02:04:16 EST 1995

In article <48tn3g$if4 at>,
Thomas  <Thomas.Buckley at> wrote:
>I am running PHYLIP on a 486 IBM PC with a HP desk-jet printer.  I have 
>been unable to get output from DRAWTREE and DRAWGRAM to print. 
>Apparently Files from DRAWTREE and DRAWGRAM will not print on a desk-
>jet printer.  However, I have heard that such files can by imported into
>a PC draw program, edited, and printed from there.  Could anyone who
>knows of such a program, and how to do this, please contact me.

Deskjets can't handle the PCL we generate, apparently because of a
context switch that we do at the beginning and end of the plot file.  We
Hope top correct that.  Anyone who can recompile out programs could ask
me for the fix, and that would be a good test of it.

The PCX file format which we have in these programs would be readable into
many raster-oriented paint programs.  PICT might work too on some vector
oriented drawing programs.  But I am not aware of a draw or paint program
that reads PCL.

Joe Felsenstein         joe at     (IP No.
 Dept. of Genetics, Univ. of Washington, Box 357360, Seattle, WA 98195-7360 USA

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