RE: invisible graphics

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg33971] RE: [mg33957] invisible graphics*From*: "DrBob" <majort at cox-internet.com>*Date*: Thu, 25 Apr 2002 02:59:40 -0400 (EDT)*Reply-to*: <drbob at bigfoot.com>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Write a function that builds a list of the plots you want to draw (with DisplayFunction->Identity to suppress their premature display) --- depending on parameters you pass to that function --- and Show the resulting list of plots with DisplayFunction->$DisplayFunction. Bobby Treat -----Original Message----- From: WGM [mailto:caeshmer at yahoo.com] To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net Subject: [mg33971] [mg33957] invisible graphics Hi, my request is going to seem sort of silly, so I'll explain what I'm trying to do. I'm creating some fairly complex plots in mathematica that are made of curves produced by ParametricPlot[] and other graphics produced from Graphics[] commands. My problem is that I want to be able to easily turn certain plots "off" and "on." I'd like to do this with PlotStyle if possible, but all the obvious things don't work. For instance, if you do Plot[x^2,{x,-1,1},PlotStyle->Thickness[0]] you can still see the graph. I've also tried AbsoluteThickness[0], PointSize[0], AbsolutePointSize[0], and Dashing[{}] and none of them make the plot disappear. I can't set the color to white, because then the curves I'm trying to hide appear to erase the other curves in my picture. Does anyone know an option I can give to ParametricPlot that will cause it to not draw a graph?