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How to save a .fig into .eps without opening it ?

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Mary
Mary on 28 Sep 2020
Commented: Adam Danz on 1 Oct 2020
Hi,
I have a .fig file of 2GB. Matlab cannot load it and gives the error "out of memory". Is there any way to open .fig on an external disk and use its memory to load the figure ? Otherwise, is there any way to convert it into an eps file without openning it ?
Regards,
Mary
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Mary
Mary on 28 Sep 2020
the same problem persists when I use:
load('Contour.fig','-mat')
Error using load
Out of memory. Type "help memory" for your options.

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Manas Meena
Manas Meena on 1 Oct 2020
The FIG extension can be changed but there is a simpler workaround for your issue. You don't have to display the figure in order to get the data.
FIG files are stored in the standard MATLAB format, that you can read using the built-in load() function. The figure handles and data are stored in a structure that you can easily process.
load(filename,-mat)
If you still get an out of memory error message, please refer to the link below:
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Adam Danz
Adam Danz on 1 Oct 2020
The figure still opens with this method (tested in r2020b).

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