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Re: Re: Epilog -vs- Prolog -vs- DisplayTogether

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  • Subject: [mg58132] Re: [mg58102] Re: [mg58048] Epilog -vs- Prolog -vs- DisplayTogether
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
  • Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2005 03:43:45 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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As to how graphics might be improved in a future version of Mathematica...

I have no inside knowledge.  But I devoutly wish that, in some new 
version -- soon! -- a lot of the options and enhancements to ordinary 2D 
and 3D plots (and list plots, contour plots, etc.) will be accessible 
through right-click context menus and/or wizards.  That will make these 
options much more accessible to beginners, and more convenient even for 
experienced users.

Of course for really professional graphics, lots of detailed programming 
is required.  This is a point well made and illustrated by Michael Trott 
in his "Mathematica Guidebook for Graphics".

David Park wrote:
> 
> ...Many users are waiting for a new 'Graphics Version' of Mathematica. I wonder
> what they will do? Change the paradigm or add more set-piece plots, bells
> and whistles. From the way they fragmented Colors in Version 5.1 and broke
> their own code I will keep my hopes modest.

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