Re: How to get decent quality plots.

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg57401] Re: [mg57393] How to get decent quality plots.*From*: "Jaccard Florian" <Florian.Jaccard at he-arc.ch>*Date*: Fri, 27 May 2005 04:56:39 -0400 (EDT)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hello Dave ! Yes, It's not worth while to use Excel. Is this what you want : data = Table[{x, x^2 + Random[Real, {-1, 1}]}, {x, -4, 4, 0.2}]; ListPlot[data, AxesLabel -> {"your text 1", "your text 2"}, PlotStyle -> PointSize[0.01], TextStyle -> {FontSize -> 13, FontFamily -> Times, FontSlant -> Italic}, Epilog -> Text[StyleForm["your plotlabel", FontWeight -> Bold], {-1.8, 20}], PlotRange -> All, ImageSize -> 500]; Or, with not-automatic gridlines : ListPlot[data, AxesLabel -> {"your text 1", "your text 2"}, PlotStyle -> PointSize[0.01], TextStyle -> {FontSize -> 13, FontFamily -> Times, FontSlant -> Italic}, AxesStyle -> Thickness[0.007], GridLines -> Map[{#1, {Dashing[{0.01}]}} & , {Range[-5, 5, 2], Range[1, 17, 2]}, {2}], Epilog -> Text[StyleForm["your plotlabel", FontWeight -> Bold], {-1.8, 20}], PlotRange -> All, ImageSize -> 500]; And, last but not least, with the text like you want : ListPlot[data, PlotStyle -> PointSize[0.01], TextStyle -> {FontSize -> 13, FontFamily -> Times, FontSlant -> Italic}, PlotLabel->StyleForm["your plotlabel", FontWeight -> Bold], PlotRange -> All, ImageSize -> 500,Epilog->{Text["your text 1",{4,-2}],Text["your text 2",{-.8,14},{0,0},{0,1}]}]; Regards F.Jaccard -----Message d'origine----- De : Dave [mailto:nospam at nowhere.com] Envoyé : jeudi, 26. mai 2005 10:32 À : mathgroup at smc.vnet.net Objet : [mg57393] How to get decent quality plots. I'm using ListPlot to plot some data points and have used options like PlotLabel -> "64 cycles in FIFO", AxesLabel -> {"S/N dB", "RMS error mm"} But the graphs come out look pretty awful. 1) The font looks like courier 2) The text on the x-axis starts at the end of the axis, not under the numbers which is more usual. 3) The text on the y-axis runs horizontally, along the top, rather than vertically. Any suggestions for some ways to make graphs look better. I don't want to have to export the data into Excel!!