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Apologies in advance if this has a trivially easy answer. Basically, I/my coworkers often run into the same problem with illustrating large datasets (say, a couple million points). Processing can handle it just fine and can export a vector image format just fine, but when importing the figure to another program (typically Adobe Illustrator or inkscape), they can't deal with each data point being a unique object, so they tend to crash.
My question, then, is is there a way in processing to combine all of the points, lines, etc. into a single object (object may not be the proper word), so when we open them in Illustrator it seems one object, rather than millions? I had hopes that PShapes would be the solution, but it seems that processing draws each child shape as its own object when exporting them. Thanks in advance for any help you can give!