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

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• Subject: [mg51429] Re: [mg51406] Re: Very basic question: Zoom into a 2-D plot with the mouse
• From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
• Date: Sun, 17 Oct 2004 03:05:19 -0400 (EDT)
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```Evidently, yes, a matter of definition.  I distinguish between the size
of an image and the magnification used in the viewing window.

Look, for example, at mapquest.com  When you choose to zoom in or zoom
out on a map there, you do not get a larger or smaller image, but rather
an image of the SAME size but magnified by a factor > 1 or < 1 (around
the center or some other specified point).

The same thing is the case in any graphing calculator.

Often, that's what folks want when they want to zoom in on a graph -- to
examine some feature of it more closely, given the same viewing window
physical space in which to view it.

AES/newspost wrote:
> In article <cknteh\$5li\$1 at smc.vnet.net>,
>  Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu> wrote:
>
>
>>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.
>
>
> Huh?  I think there's a semantics problem here.  If I replot a plot with
> ImageSize tripled, the image size _on the screen_ is three times larger,
> which is certainly what I think of as the "effect of zooming" in an
> on-screen graphic, or as the "physical image size" of an on-screen
> graphic.
>
>
>

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