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Re: Help With PlotLegend, please.

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  • Subject: [mg14351] Re: Help With PlotLegend, please.
  • From: Hans Staugaard <hans.staugaard at>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Oct 1998 00:28:54 -0400
  • Organization: Tele2 Internet Kunde
  • References: <6vur4p$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

The problem seems to be that a Thickness command, gives a thickness
based on the actual size of the final picture, this apparently confuses
the Legend command. If you use AbsoluteThickness instead i works.

Wretch wrote:
> I am plotting three curves on the same 2D plot and wish to plot a legend
> below that indicates which is which.  The problem I'm having is that
> more darkly shaded lines (using the Thickness[] option) do not appear
> any darker or thicker on the legend, which makes distinguishing the
> solid lines in the plot impossible.
> Here's my Mathematica 3.0 input:
> *******************************************************************
> Plot[{f[x],g[x],h[x]},{x,xlow,xhigh},PlotStyle->{{},Dashing[{.02}],
>  Thickness[.008]},PlotLegend->{"f(x)","g(x)","h(x)"},LegendPosition->
>  {-1,-1.2},LegendSize->{1.7,.5}]
> *******************************************************************
> f[x] is a normal solid line
> g[x] is a dashed line
> h[x] is a thick solid line
> The problem is that the legend lines for f(x) and h(x) appear
> indistinguishable, both in the mathematica output and on a printed
> postscript file of the plot.
> What may I do to remedy this?
> Thanks,
> AC

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