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Re: fractions as axes-labels?

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  • Subject: [mg20004] Re: fractions as axes-labels?
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at>
  • Date: Sat, 25 Sep 1999 02:40:37 -0400
  • Organization: Universitaet Leipzig
  • References: <7se534$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Hi Robert,

Plot[Sin[x]/x, {x, 0.01, 4\[Pi]}, 
  AxesLabel -> {HoldForm[\[Tau] = t/T], HoldForm[Sin[\[Tau]]/\[Tau]]},
   FormatType -> TraditionalForm, Frame -> False]

works fine with Mathematica 3 and 4

Hope that helps


Robert wrote:
> hello!
> I can't get any fractions as labels on axes, e.g.
> Plot[Sin[t],{t,0,2 Pi},
> AxesLabel->{None,HoldForm[TraditionalForm[t/T]]}]
> doesn't work. with "why the beep" I get the answer:
> " the stretchable character xxx in the xxx font has a repeating piece
> that is zero size ",
> but if I change the font, it still doesn't work. right now I have a
> mathematica-book on my desk, where much more complicated examples are
> shown, so in principle it should work. has anybody an idea what I do
> wrong?
> thanks, robert

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