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RE: thickness of axes

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg39729] RE: [mg39702] thickness of axes
  • From: "David Park" <djmp at earthlink.net>
  • Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2003 23:50:40 -0500 (EST)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Rodolphe,

Add an AxesStyle option.

Plot[x^3, {x, -1, 1},
    PlotRange -> All,
    AxesStyle -> AbsoluteThickness[2],
    ImageSize -> 400];

But does that really look better? The main information is the curve. Should
the axes dominate over the curve? Edward R. Tufte in his books on graphics
uses the principle of "minimum effective difference" for ancillary
information. Using the minimum effective difference for ancillary
information leaves more graphical space for the main information to shine
through. According to that, the axes should be softened and not emphasized.
Something like this...

Plot[x^3, {x, -1, 1},
    PlotRange -> All,
    Frame -> True,
    Axes -> True,
    AxesStyle -> GrayLevel[0.75],
    ImageSize -> 400];

David Park
djmp at earthlink.net
http://home.earthlink.net/~djmp/




-----Original Message-----
From: Rodolphe [mailto:rodolphe_lampe at yahoo.fr]
To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
Subject: [mg39729] [mg39702] thickness of axes


How can I make axes more thick ?

Thanx





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