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

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  • Subject: [mg60871] Re: [mg60836] Re: [mg60807] Re: [mg60762] what is wrong with this plot?
  • From: Pratik Desai <pdesai1 at>
  • Date: Sat, 1 Oct 2005 02:55:46 -0400 (EDT)
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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):
>What would cause this?
>I have also seen it in some exported PDFs before...
>On 9/29/05, David Park <djmp at> wrote:
>>Did you want this?
>>Plot[x^2, {x, 0, 10}, Epilog ->
>>   {Text[HoldForm[Sqrt[23/16]], {5, 50}]}]
>>David Park
>>djmp at
>>From: Chris Chiasson [mailto:chris.chiasson at]
To: mathgroup at
>>Dear MathGroup,
>>How can I achieve the desired effect of the square root with the
>>fraction inside the plot?
>>Chris Chiasson
>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
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Phone: 410 455 8134

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