Re: Re: Re: what is wrong with this plot?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg60871] Re: [mg60836] Re: [mg60807] Re: [mg60762] what is wrong with this plot?*From*: Pratik Desai <pdesai1 at umbc.edu>*Date*: Sat, 1 Oct 2005 02:55:46 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <200509290941.FAA01074@smc.vnet.net> <200509300757.DAA22107@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Chris Chiasson wrote: >To MathGroup Responders (thanks, btw): > >My response is late because I reinstalled everything on my computer >since my last post... Nobody seems to have experienced the same >problem I had. I reproduced it again after the reinstall, though it >isn't as bad as it was before. The problem is that the fraction line >is broken. To prove to you that I am not (too) crazy, I put >screenshots on my website. The first one was taken before I changed >Windows' graphics settings around to see if that made a difference >(bit depth, performance options, etc): >http://chrischiasson.com/files/MMAGraphTextError1.png >http://chrischiasson.com/files/MMAGraphTextError2.png > >What would cause this? > >I have also seen it in some exported PDFs before... >On 9/29/05, David Park <djmp at earthlink.net> wrote: > > >>Chris, >> >>Did you want this? >> >>Plot[x^2, {x, 0, 10}, Epilog -> >> {Text[HoldForm[Sqrt[23/16]], {5, 50}]}] >> >>David Park >>djmp at earthlink.net >>http://home.earthlink.net/~djmp/ >> >> >>From: Chris Chiasson [mailto:chris.chiasson at gmail.com] To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net >> >> > > >>Dear MathGroup, >>Plot[x^2,{x,0,10},Epilog->{Text[DisplayForm@ToBoxes[Sqrt[23]/4],{5,50}]}] >>How can I achieve the desired effect of the square root with the >>fraction inside the plot? >>-- >>Chris Chiasson >>http://chrischiasson.com/contact/chris_chiasson >> >> >> >> >> > > >-- >Chris Chiasson >http://chrischiasson.com/contact/chris_chiasson > > > I think the reason for this behaviour might be that Text uses Outputform which is not probably as good as Standardform for text rendering as it uses only " ordinary keyboard characters" whatever that means (see help on OutputForm) Hope this helps Pratik . -- Pratik Desai Graduate Student UMBC Department of Mechanical Engineering Phone: 410 455 8134