Controlling default plot size

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg14628] Controlling default plot size*From*: gwinn at ma.ultranet.com (Joe Gwinn)*Date*: Wed, 4 Nov 1998 13:46:58 -0500*Organization*: Gwinn Instruments*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Many people suggested I try to set the ImageSize option, either by an explicit command or by use of the Options Inspector. It's certainly plausible, but Mathematica 3.0.1 was having none of this. Mathematica simply ignored my attempts. Didn't even have the pleasure of deciphering an error message in Old Sanskrit. What am I missing? Joe Gwinn Joe Gwinn wrote: ______________________ When recomputing any kind of plot, such as ListPlot[], ListDensityPlot[], etc, the plot size won't stay as set, instead often reverting to 2 by 3 inches or so on the screen, at random. In some cases, the size shrunk to 0.5 by 0.5 inches. There doesn't seem to be any pattern to when a plot will stay the size it was set to (by dragging the lower right corner), and when it will revert to the default small size. ________________________ Lets look at the Options Plot has. In[1]:= First/@Options[Plot] Out[1]= {AspectRatio,Axes,AxesLabel,AxesOrigin,AxesStyle,Background,ColorOutput,Comp iled,DefaultColor,Epilog,Frame,FrameLabel,FrameStyle,FrameTicks,GridLines,Im ageSize,MaxBend,PlotDivision,PlotLabel,PlotPoints,PlotRange,PlotRegion,PlotS tyle,Prolog,RotateLabel,Ticks,DefaultFont,DisplayFunction,FormatType,TextSty le} The option you want is ImageSize. Suppose you want Plot to make a graphic with a width of 425 (I think the units are printer points) and height determined by the specified aspect ratio. The line below will make that the default. In[14]:= SetOptions[Plot,ImageSize->{425,Automatic} ];