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Re: Cursors in graphics

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg39578] Re: Cursors in graphics
  • From: Bill Rowe <listuser at earthlink.net>
  • Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2003 03:10:57 -0500 (EST)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

On 2/23/03 at 4:59 AM, yas at pcomm.hfi.unimelb.edu.au (Y.A.Tesiram)
wrote:

>I want to add cross-hairs to graphics so that I can navigate along a
>plot which is the result of say MultipleListPlot or ListPlot.
>Currently, I have just made functions that let me replot my plots
>close to the regions I'm interested in and I "guesstimate" the
>coordinates by drawing a fine grid. 

It sounds like what you are trying to do is determine the coordinates of a point on a graph. If so, try the following (with Mathematica running on a Mac):

Select the plot
Hold down the cmd key and move the cursor over the plot.

You will see the cursor change into cross hairs and the coordinates will appear at the bottom of the window on the left hand side.

There is a similar proceedure for Mathematica running under Windows, but I don't recall the key that needs to be held down. It should be either the cntrol, alt or Windows key.


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