Re: the size of frames

*To*: mathgroup at yoda.physics.unc.edu*Subject*: Re: the size of frames*From*: Jonathan Rich <rich at earth.nwu.edu>*Date*: Mon, 26 Apr 1993 10:46:23 -0500

----- Begin Included Message ----- >From mathgroup-adm at yoda.physics.unc.edu Mon Apr 26 02:03:38 1993 Date: Wed, 21 Apr 93 10:12:59 EDT From: matteo at cns.nyu.edu (Matteo Carandini) To: mathgroup at yoda.physics.unc.edu Subject: the size of frames Content-Length: 858 Hi mathgroup, I have a simple but very urgent problem: I am making GraphicArrays of Framed plots, with FrameTicks and FrameLabels, and I NEED the frames to have all exactly the same size. Now, Mma has a very sensible behavior that I would like to inhibit: it scales each frame depending on the amount of stuff that is has to write next to the axes, in such a way to preserve the AspectRatio. For example a frame with y-values like 10000 will be smaller than one with y-values like 10, because "10000" takes up more space than "10". Similarly, the frame will get smaller if one adds a label. Again, this is very sensible, but I really need to be able to tell Mma to just make all the frames of the same size, which I will choose small enough to leave room for labels. Help!!! Thanks, Matteo Carandini Center for Neural Science New York University ----- End Included Message ----- I would like to second this question since I too face the same problem. An example follows: plot1=Plot[Sin[x],{x,0,10}]; plot2=Plot[-1000+Sin[x],{x,0,10}]; Show[GraphicsArray[{{plot1},{plot2}}]] I know what is happening, namely that Mathematica is filling the display area which includes the space taken up by the axes tick numbers. However this is not the behavior I want, since it is much more important for me that the y-axes line up vertically even if this means not utilizing all of the display area for one of the plots. How can this be enforced? Thanks in advance. P.S. On page 422 the book has the following example: bp=Plot[BesselJ[2,x],{x,0,10}]; Show[bp,Frame->True,FrameLabel->{"label 1","label 2","label 3","label 4"}] When I try this example, the output I see on my screen has all of the labels displayed horizontally, but when I actually print it, it comes out as the book shows it and as it should. Is this a bug or is this something peculiar to my setup? Also the FontForm examples on pages 468 and 470 not only look different on the screen but also look different, when printed, from what is shown in the book?! (The text in the book appears MUCH larger!) pg468=Show[ Plot[Sin[Sin[x]],{x,0,Pi}], DefaultFont-> {"Times-Italic", 6}, PlotLabel-> FontForm["The label", {"Helvetica-Bold", 12}]] pg470=Show[Graphics[ Text[FontForm["Some text", {"Courier-Bold", 14}], {2,2}, {-1, 0}, {0, 1}]], Frame->True ] To give some idea of my setup, I show the following which is printed when Mathematica is invoked: Mathematica 2.1 for HP 9000 RISC Copyright 1988-92 Wolfram Research, Inc. -- Motif graphics initialized -- Thanks. Jonathan Rich rich at earth.nwu.edu

**v2.2 graphics under OpenLook**

**Including MMA postcript graphics in LaTeX documents**

**the size of frames**

**Remembering function values AND compile**