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Re: Help With PlotLegend, please.

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  • Subject: [mg14379] Re: [mg14324] Help With PlotLegend, please.
  • From: Jurgen Tischer <jtischer at>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Oct 1998 00:29:17 -0400
  • Organization: Universidad del Valle
  • References: <>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Hi AC, for getting it ok on the monitor you can do the following: Open
the file

C:\Program Files\Wolfram

find the line in the definition of Plot (the second one) which reads

ps = ps/.{Dashing[x_] -> Dashing[2/0.3 x]}; (* scale dashes *)

and change it to something like

ps = ps/.{Dashing[x_] -> Dashing[2/0.3 x],
		Thickness[x_]->Thickness[10 x]}; (* scale dashes *)


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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