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Re: Displaying equations in Graphics3D Text primitives

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg19975] Re: Displaying equations in Graphics3D Text primitives
  • From: "David Bailey" <db at salford-software.com>
  • Date: Thu, 23 Sep 1999 23:26:23 -0400
  • Organization: University of Salford, Salford, Manchester, UK
  • References: <7sa4ru$mc7@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

G. Raymond Brown <gbrown at cau.edu> wrote in message
news:7sa4ru$mc7 at smc.vnet.net...
> Hello Group,
>
> I'm a new Mathematica user, and have enjoyed (and begun to use) many of
> your submissions. Thank you all for your interest and expertise.
>
> I would like to have the Text primitive in Graphic3D display equations,
> for example " rho = k r ^ -2", where "rho" is the lowercase Greek
> letter, etc. M insists on stripping away the greek letters, equal signs,
> and minus signs - maybe more such symbols that I haven't yet
> encountered. So far, my experimenting with options and StyleForm have
> produced no improvement. Are there any suggestions?
>

I am not quite sure what you have done wrong, but this will display a
trivial Graphics3D object that contains the equation that you specify. Paste
it back into a notebook to view it in a more readable form!
\!\(Graphics3D[{Text[\*"\"\<\[Rho]=k \!\(r\^\(-2\)\)\>\"", {1, 1, 0}]}] //
    Show\)

David Bailey

Salford Software




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