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

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  • Subject: [mg51367] Re: [mg51326] Re: Very basic question: Zoom into a 2-D plot with the mouse
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
  • Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2004 02:46:48 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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ImageSize does not change the PlotRange, hence does NOT have the effect 
of zooming in (or out) of a graphic.  When people speak of zoom in or 
zoom out, they ordinarily mean that the physical image size remains the 
same.

Steve Gray wrote:
> 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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