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Re: Very basic question: Zoom into a 2-D plot with the mouse

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  • Subject: [mg51326] Re: Very basic question: Zoom into a 2-D plot with the mouse
  • From: Steve Gray <stevebg at adelphia.net>
  • Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 06:37:02 -0400 (EDT)
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On Sat, 9 Oct 2004 08:33:53 +0000 (UTC), wilhelm.rainer at gmx.net (Rainer) wrote:

>I have a very basic question: Does Mathematica offer the possibility
>to zoom into a plot (e.g. a simple 2-D plot like the result of
>"Plot[Sin[x],{x,0,2*Pi}]") by using the mouse? I am talking about a
>feature that many other tools offer. I know that one can
>use the "PlotRange" option to zoom into a plot region, but it can be
>quite awkward for every zoom to use this option.
>
>Thanks for any help,
>Rainer

You are perhaps aware that if you select the plot by clicking in it, you can drag the corners to
make it as big as your screen allows. In the program itself, Plot has the option ImageSize, which
you might try. You would do

Plot[Sin[x], {x, 0, 2*Pi}, ImageSize -> 800]

 which makes it quite large.


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