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Graphics options converted to primitives?

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  • Subject: [mg13965] Graphics options converted to primitives?
  • From: Dr Phillip Kent <p.kent at>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Sep 1998 15:06:54 -0400
  • Organization: Imperial College
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Does anyone know of a good reference (book, tutorial, code package) for
the best way to handle the conversion of graphics options to an
equivalent set of primitives.

Eg. I want to write a function which makes Line[] primitives and does 
Show[Graphics[{...}],...] but can handle options in the way that
ParametricPlot(3D) does (so PlotStyle, PlotRange do what you would
expect them to, etc.).


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     "The more varied the objects, the simpler the concept"

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