I'm creating some histograms for use in a scientific article, The final figure is supposed to be a few graphs, each with two sets of data plotted showing how similar they are. In my example, I used Julia to generate two sets of data, and used Gadfly to draw the overlay to an SVG file. This was achieved by layering the histograms with some transparency in the bars. I opened the SVG file in Inkscape and added text descriptions and then saved it as a pdf for use in my tex file. However, the pdf do not display the transparency and just put one layer on top of the other with no interaction between the two. Oddly enough, the thumbnail preview panel in Evince does show the picture properly, which led me to think that it was simply a deficiency of Evince. I tried viewing the pdf in Okular, but there both the thumbnail preview and the pdf itself do not show the transparency. I'm somewhat confused as to where the problem actually is.
I'd really appreciate any advice on the matter. Thanks for the read!