Re: simply problem (not for me) about axes scale

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg52967] Re: [mg52936] simply problem (not for me) about axes scale*From*: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>*Date*: Sat, 18 Dec 2004 03:59:40 -0500 (EST)*Organization*: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst*References*: <200412171019.FAA16083@smc.vnet.net>*Reply-to*: murray at math.umass.edu*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Use AspectRatio -> Automatic, as in: Plot[Exp[x], {x, 0, 1}, AspectRatio -> Automatic]; The default value of that option is 1/GoldenRatio (which gives allegedly pleasing relative axis lengths). To learn how to do such things, you should consult the Mathematica Book in print or as part of the electronic Help system that is by default installed with Mathematica. (Such options for Plot are discussed in subsection 1.9.2.) The general principle is that modifications to default behavior of a function are typically provided by options, and you can discover all the options for a function by using the Options function, which also shows the default value for each option. Thus: Options[Plot] {AspectRatio -> 1/GoldenRatio, Axes -> Automatic, AxesLabel -> None, AxesOrigin -> Automatic, AxesStyle -> Automatic, Background -> Automatic, ColorOutput -> Automatic, Compiled -> True, DefaultColor -> Automatic, DefaultFont :> $DefaultFont, DisplayFunction :> $DisplayFunction, Epilog -> {}, FormatType :> $FormatType, Frame -> False, FrameLabel -> None, FrameStyle -> Automatic, FrameTicks -> Automatic, GridLines -> None, ImageSize -> Automatic, MaxBend -> 10., PlotDivision -> 30., PlotLabel -> None, PlotPoints -> 25, PlotRange -> Automatic, PlotRegion -> Automatic, PlotStyle -> Automatic, Prolog -> {}, RotateLabel -> True, TextStyle :> $TextStyle, Ticks -> Automatic} Alessandro M. wrote: > Hi all > I've a problem. I cannot find in the master index which is the built-in > function that allow me to plot a curve with the same scale on the Y and > X axes. I mean... I want the same subdivisions length on the X and Y > axes on a 2D plot! > Thank you for patience > > -- Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu Mathematics & Statistics Dept. Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W) 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801 Amherst, MA 01003-9305

**References**:**simply problem (not for me) about axes scale***From:*"Alessandro M." <mazuego@virgilio.it>