RE: Aligning subplots nicely?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg31686] RE: [mg31659] Aligning subplots nicely?*From*: "David Park" <djmp at earthlink.net>*Date*: Sat, 24 Nov 2001 16:43:58 -0500 (EST)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Sampo, This is a weak area of Mathematica graphics. The problem is that Mathematica gives no direct and sure method for controlling the label space around the axes or frame of a plot. I have a notebook at my web site called AlignedGraphics that gives some hints for aligning plots - but the methods are far from what they should be. In your example, better alignment can be obtained by forcing the labels, specifically the y axes labels, to use the same space. Then the plots will be similarly positioned within their rectangles. yticks1 = Table[{y, NumberForm[y, {4, 3}, NumberPadding -> {"", "0"}]}, {y, 0.2, 1, 0.2}]; yticks2 = Table[{y, NumberForm[y, {4, 3}, NumberPadding -> {"", "0"}]}, {y, 0.002, 0.01, 0.002}]; {p1, p2} = {Plot[x^2, {x, 0, 1}, Ticks -> {Automatic, yticks1}], Plot[x^2, {x, 0, 0.1}, Ticks -> {Automatic, yticks2}]}; Show[GraphicsArray[{p1, p2}], ImageSize -> 500]; You could also use scaled tick labels on one graph and give the scaling factor in a label. This would allow shorter labels for both plots. David Park djmp at earthlink.net http://home.earthlink.net/~djmp/ > From: Sampo Smolander [mailto:shsmolan at cc.hut.fi] To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net > > Is there a handy way to aling subplots nicely? > > For example, if I have > > {p1, p2} = {Plot[x^2, {x, 0, 1}], Plot[x^2, {x, 0, 0.1}]} > > and then I do > > Show[GraphicsArray[{p1, p2}]] > > Then the two subplots are of different size (because in p2 the > numbers in y-axis are longer, and take relatively more or > the rectangle that GraphicsArray assignes to the subplot), > and the result looks ugly. > > I found out that I can do this: > > Show[Graphics[{Rectangle[{0, 0}, {1, 1}, kk1], > Rectangle[{1, -0.02}, {2.18, 1.05}, kk2]}]]; > > It looks relatively nice (at leat in certain size), > but I need lots of iterative handwork to tune the > rectangle parameters. > > Any better ways? > > -- > Sampo Smolander, shsmolan at cc.hut.fi, http://www.hut.fi/u/shsmolan/ > ............"the more bottles we use, the closer we ought to come" > ................ D.J. Griffiths: Introduction to Quantum Mechanics >