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

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*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*References*: <ck87ph$9lv$1@smc.vnet.net> <200410141037.GAA14928@smc.vnet.net>*Reply-to*: murray at math.umass.edu*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

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. > > > -- Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu Mathematics & Statistics Dept. Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W) 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801 Amherst, MA 01003-9305

**References**:**Re: Very basic question: Zoom into a 2-D plot with the mouse***From:*Steve Gray <stevebg@adelphia.net>