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Re: Combining graphics and tabels in one cell

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  • Subject: [mg52468] Re: Combining graphics and tabels in one cell
  • From: AES/newspost <siegman at>
  • Date: Sun, 28 Nov 2004 01:06:54 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <co97t9$guk$>
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In article <co97t9$guk$1 at>,
 "Bruyndonckx P." <pbruynd at> wrote:

> I have a two-dimensional  matrix which I want to display using BarChart3D and 
> TableForm.  However, I would like 
> them to appear side-by-side in one output cell.  Is there a way to combine a 
> graphical object and a non-graphical 
> object in one cell (ie equivalent to GraphicsArray for two graphical objects) 
> ?
> Peter

I don't claim to be a Mathematica expert, but the following works for me 
as an understandable way to convert text stuff, including perhaps a 
Table, into a graphic that can then be joined with other graphics:

  g1 = Graphics[{
            "Some title string\n",
            Table[<<some table stuff>>]]], 
            FontFamily -> "Helvetica",FontSize->9, FontWeight -> "Bold"],
            {0.5, 0.5},{0, 0}]}]

The Graphics[ ] part of course creates a graphic.

The Text[] part creates a text block within the graphic

The StyleForm[ ]  part lets you set the font family, size, etc.,
of the text stuff and the Table in that text block

The SequenceForm[ ] is necessary to combine the multiple text stuff, 
including text strings and Tables, as sequential arguments to 

The numbers in the final line position the total block of text stuff 
centered in the graphic.

You can then use Show[g1] to create a graphic which can be one of the 
graphics in your GraphicsArray.

I use this same template, combined with Show[g1], to create "title 
slides" for Mathematica animations.  The title and all of the numerical 
and other data for a given animation are inserted into g1, which becomes 
the first graphic in a notebook, followed by any number of graphic cells 
for the animation itself.  I can then easily auto-select and animate all 
of the graphics cells, or use Save Selection to make a QuickTime movie, 
with the title slide as the opening slide.

The one weakness of this approach is that the text block doesn't scale 
if you change the size of the graphic.  You have to pick a font size and 
font weight that makes the text block fit properly within the size of 
the graphic g1, as determined by ImageSize.

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