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Re: one question about draw graph in frame

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg49072] Re: one question about draw graph in frame
  • From: Johan <vdmeer at science.uva.nl>
  • Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 05:34:17 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <cbrbk4$in5$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

By-the-by, I have tried the DrawingMaster package for a short time now. 
It is GREAT. Much more customizable than the standard Mathematica 
drawing commands.

There won't be turning back for me to the 'normal' mathematica way to do 
graphics.

Cheers,

Johan

> Daohua,
> 
> I don't think I completely understand your question, especially given your
> example. Are you trying to obtain tick labels at a set of irregular values,
> or are you trying to obtain different scales on the top and right of the
> frame? (For example you may want to label in meters on the bottom and in
> feet on the top.)
> 
> In any case, you will have to specify the tick values that you want, either
> by a Table or by a list of values. In the Graphics`Graphics` package there
> are the functions: LinearScale, LogScale, PiScale and UnitScale that are
> useful for automatically generating tick values - but not for the example
> you give.
> 
> I agree that it is a chore to completely specify the ticks for a full frame
> in detail. One of the problems is getting the unlabeled ticks as well as the
> labeled ones. If you are using the same scale up-down and/or left-right then
> you want the same tick marks but unlabeled up and right.
> 
> The DrawGraphics package at my web site below has a command CustomTicks that
> will generate tick marks. It allows you to use scales that are a function of
> the actual plot scale so you could have different scales up-down or
> left-right. You can generate linear, log and databased tick values. Via
> options you can specify the look of the tick marks and the form of the
> labels.
> 
> Here is your plot using databased CustomTicks. The scale function in this
> case is Identity since we are using the actual plot values. The up and right
> ticks use a null string to format the values, which means they are left
> blank. We need to specify the up and right ticks so they match up-down and
> right-left. (Automatic would use the regular Mathematica ticks that would
> not match.)
> 
> Needs["DrawGraphics`DrawingMaster`"]
> 
> Draw2D[
>     {Draw[x^2, {x, 0, 1}]},
>     Frame -> True,
>     FrameTicks -> {
>         CustomTicks[Identity, databased[{0, 0.5, 0.7, 1}]],
>         CustomTicks[Identity, databased[{0, 0.5, 1}]],
>         CustomTicks[Identity, databased[{0, 0.5, 0.7, 1}],
>           CTNumberFunction -> ("" &)],
>         CustomTicks[Identity, databased[{0, 0.5, 1}],
>           CTNumberFunction -> ("" &)]},
>     ImageSize -> 500];
> 
> Making a nice graph is as much a work of art as a science. If you don't want
> to go with the set-piece plots you will have to tend to the details. But you
> could define a plot function that has all the custom work in it and all you
> do is feed in the data for each separate plot.
> 
> David Park
> djmp at earthlink.net
> http://home.earthlink.net/~djmp/
> 
> 
> 
> From: Daohua Song [mailto:ds2081 at columbia.edu]
To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
> 
> Dear group,
>       i draw a graph in frame model and can use framticks to let the upper
> and right have some scale you want. My question is that if it is possible
> to let the mathematics to do it automatically? you know, to write down
> every ticks is annoying.
>       e.g
>       \!\(Plot[x\^2, {x,
>       0, 1}, Frame -> True, FrameTicks -> {{0,  .5,  .7, 1}, {0,  .5,
> 1}}]\)
>       Any suggestion will be appreciated!
> daohua
> 
> 
> 


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