Questions on Plot

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg36752] Questions on Plot*From*: "Steve Gray" <stevebg at adelphia.net>*Date*: Sun, 22 Sep 2002 04:32:40 -0400 (EDT)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

I would appreciate help with these problems: 1. I'm plotting several thousand points, which I can do either with something like this (this is a test): w = Table[Point[{Random[], Random[]}], {i, 1, 4096}]; x = Table[Point[{Random[], Random[]}], {i, 1, 4096}]; y = Table[Point[{Random[], Random[]}], {i, 1, 4096}]; z = Table[Point[{Random[], Random[]}], {i, 1, 4096}]; dw = Graphics[{PointSize[0.01], RGBColor[ 1, 0, 0], w}]; dx = Graphics[{PointSize[0.01], RGBColor[.8, .8, .8], x}]; dy = Graphics[{PointSize[0.01], RGBColor[ 0, .5, .9], y}]; dz = Graphics[{PointSize[0.01], RGBColor[.8, .8, 0], z}]; Show[dw, dx, dy, dz, AspectRatio -> Automatic, PlotRange -> {{0, 1}, {0, 1}}, Axes -> Automatic, Frame -> True, Background -> GrayLevel[.026], GridLines -> Automatic]; This gives me dots in 4 colors for distinguishing different kinds of points in my real application. This works fine but needs the Point structure. Or, I can do (this is for one kind of point), t = Table[{Random[], Random[]}, {i, 1, 1024}]; ListPlot[t, AspectRatio -> Automatic, Axes -> Automatic, Frame -> True, Background -> GrayLevel[.026] ]; which seems simpler and may fit into the rest of the program more easily. 1. How do I get the RGBColor Rule or the equivalent into the latter? The RGBColor[] call is not a rule. 2. In the latter case I also want to plot 4 types of points. How do I get ListPlot to put down 4 plots superimposed? Or can't I? 3. In either case, I need to make the whole plot area about twice as big. That is, it now occupies about a 4" square. To see details better in my real plot, and because with 16k points the small plot just looks almost like a solid blur, I want to make it more like 8" square, or as big as will fit the screen (without changing the plot range or anything else). There must be a scale factor somewhere. Thank you for any information.