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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>
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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



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