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Re: "layering" 2d plots

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  • Subject: [mg60695] Re: "layering" 2d plots
  • From: Curtis Osterhoudt <gardyloo at mail.wsu.edu>
  • Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2005 02:55:37 -0400 (EDT)
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  Many, many thanks to all who responded to my ' "layering" 2d plots'
question! At first, I thought all who had responded with "look at the
StackGraphics function" were crazy, as I'd used that function in a
slightly different way a while ago, and didn't think it'd be
appropriate. However, with some finagling, it does what I want.

   I agree with David Park's assertion that layering these 2d plots may
not be an especially good way to look at data. I think that in the
particular case I was thinking of, it's a good way, but many layered 2d
plots can really get complicated, especially when each plot has several
complicated features. My question was partly an "is this possible even
in principle?" question; from the responses I got, it appears that the
answer is a resounding YES.

   Special thanks to Oliver Ruebenkoenig's response with Imtek's
Graphics3D imstoGraphics3D trick, which, despite my (and Murray
Eisenberg's) initial doubtfulness, does give what I want. Oliver showed
how to massage it cleverly. And yet some more thanks to Jeff Bryant, who
showed a clever way to get raster plots to work nicely.

       Regards to all,
              C.O.


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