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  • From: "Mark Harder" <harderm at>
  • Date: Thu, 4 May 2000 02:59:28 -0400 (EDT)
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    I finally figured out how to create a list plot of multiple data, 
with color encoding for the different data series, and a Legend 
identifying the data by symbol & color-- by employing MultipleListPlot.  
I also employed the DefaultFont directive (DefaultFont->{"Helvetica",10} 
) to set the default font.  In Wickham-Jones, p.323, there is an example 
of this usage, which also sets the font for the Legend descriptors.  
However, in my case (Mathematica, v4.0; WinNTv.4.0) while axes numbers 
are changed by DefaultFont, the Legend fonts are not changed & I can't 
find any way to set the Legend fonts separately.  How do I set my legend 
fonts?  The default ones are awfully small. 

    Also, is there any way to get MultipleListPlot to recognize Circle 
or Disk as valid point styles?  It seems odd that it takes stars, 
triangles, etc;, but not circles.

    By the way ?Legend returns a message that indicates that FontForm[] 
can still be used, while the only entry for FontForm in the online docs 
states that it was obsolete as of v. 3.0.  I suspect the latter is true, 
in which case the information for Legend should be corrected.  Or, 
correct me if I am wrong.
mark e. harder
harderm at

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