Re: 2D/3D plots scaled to unit of dimension

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg66119] Re: [mg66089] 2D/3D plots scaled to unit of dimension*From*: ggroup at sarj.ca*Date*: Sun, 30 Apr 2006 04:21:13 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <200604290740.DAA23424@smc.vnet.net>*Reply-to*: ggroup at sarj.ca*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hello Xiangdong, Use the option: AspectRatio->Automatic The default AspectRatio is set to 1/GoldenRatio. Eg: Plot[Sin[x],{x,0,10}, AspectRatio->Automatic] On Saturday, April 29, 2006 at 3:40 AM, Xiangdong Liu wrote: > I am making 2D and 3D plots that depicts geographic events. The units in > each dimension x, y, and z are the same, say meters. A plot may show 10 > unis in one dimension and 2 units in another. When I make the plot, > Mathematica chooses its automatic aspect ratio. The result is such that > a unit in the dimension with 3 units shown to be longer than a unit in the > dimension with 10 units. Of course I can change the aspect ratio to be 3/10 > (or 10/3 depending on which dimension has more units of content). > My question is if I can make Mathematica plot with an aspect ratio that > preserves the unit of length in all dimensions, automatically. If such > setting exists, will it be different for 3D plots? > As an specific example, let's say I want to plot the following: > Plot[Sin[x], {x, 0, 10}]; > How do I make Mathematica preserve the unit of length by displaying the > plot with the 1/5 aspect ratio automatically? > Thanks!

**References**:**2D/3D plots scaled to unit of dimension***From:*liu@vtaix.cc.vt.edu (Xiangdong Liu)