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RE: Why aboluteoptions doesn't work here?

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  • Subject: [mg49442] RE: [mg49424] Why aboluteoptions doesn't work here?
  • From: "Wolf, Hartmut" <Hartmut.Wolf at>
  • Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 07:53:36 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Daohua Song [mailto:ds2081 at]
To: mathgroup at
>Sent: Monday, July 19, 2004 1:46 PM
>To: mathgroup at
>Subject: [mg49442] [mg49424] Why aboluteoptions doesn't work here?
>Dear Group,
>      p1=Plot[x,{x,0,2}];
>      p2=Plot[x+1,{x,0,2}];
>      p3=Plot[x+2,{x,0,2}];
>      p4=Plot[x+3,{x,0,2}];
>      kk=Show[p1,p2,p3,p4,Frame?True];
>      Show[kk,FrameTicks?(Ticks/.AbsoluteOptions[kk]),Frame?True];
>      (*i wanna see ticks on all 4 axes*)
>      You will get a graph without ticks! Why this happens after i use 
>"Show"?  How to fix it? (I have to use show to put complex graphs 
>      Thanks

If you look at your Graphics object

In[7]:= Ticks /. AbsoluteOptions[kk]
Out[7]= {{}, {}}

you see there are no Ticks, yet FrameTicks. They are there at all four sides, yet being different! Compare bottom and top:

In[9]:= Short[(FrameTicks /. AbsoluteOptions[kk, FrameTicks])[[1]], 5]
{{0., 0., {0.00625, 0.}, {GrayLevel[0.], 
      AbsoluteThickness[0.25]}}, \[LeftSkeleton]19\[RightSkeleton], {1.9, 
    "", {0.00375, 0.}, {GrayLevel[0.], AbsoluteThickness[0.125]}}}

In[10]:= Short[(FrameTicks /. AbsoluteOptions[kk, FrameTicks])[[3]], 5]
{{0., "", {0.00625, 0.}, {GrayLevel[0.], 
      AbsoluteThickness[0.25]}}, \[LeftSkeleton]19\[RightSkeleton], {1.9, 
    "", {0.00375, 0.}, {GrayLevel[0.], AbsoluteThickness[0.125]}}}

You see there are ticks, yet no tick labels at top!
(Similar for left and right.)

If you want tick labels at each side do e.g.:

Show[kk, FrameTicks -> (FrameTicks /. AbsoluteOptions[kk])[[{1, 2, 1, 2}]], 
    Frame -> True];

Hartmut Wolf

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