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Re: Stretching X-Axis in Plot[]

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  • Subject: [mg45836] Re: Stretching X-Axis in Plot[]
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2004 04:50:29 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Universitaet Leipzig
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Plot[Sin[1/x^2], {x, 0.001, 1}, AspectRatio -> 0.1, 
  ImageSize -> {1500, Automatic}]


Harold Noffke wrote:
> MathGroup:
> I have a function I want to Plot between 0.5 and 1.0 with a "stretched
> out" x-axis.  I want to put a "horizontal magnifying glass" on the
> function between 0.65 and 0.75, because it wiggles a lot in this part
> of its domain.
> I tried to find a Plot option which allows the x-axis to stretch
> horizontally across the screen.  I experimented with AspectRatio ->
> 10, and found I could do y-axis (Range) stretch with no problem.  But
> when I tried AspectRatio -> 0.1, the y-axis collapsed, and the x-axis
> did not stretch at all.
> I'm stumped.  I can't find an x-axis stretching option that produces
> more on-screen horizontal plot details.
> Does anyone know a way to stretch the x-axis in Mathematica Plots?
> Regards,
> Harold

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