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Re: Ordinate in Plot Command

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  • Subject: [mg70301] Re: [mg70271] Ordinate in Plot Command
  • From: "Chris Chiasson" <chris at>
  • Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2006 05:37:25 -0400 (EDT)
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the non-free DrawGraphics package on David Park's website has specific
tools for drawing axes

um, I think WRI should add an option so that axes can be drawn even
where no function values exist

on workaround would be to use Axes->False and Frame->True

also, you could simply plot something invisible so that the axes show
up, perhaps a White Rectangle in a Prolog

On 10/11/06, Robert M. Mazo <mazo at> wrote:
> When one forces the axes origin to go through {0,0}
> (AxesOrigin->{0,0}) in a Plot command, and the function being plotted
> has no values near y = 0, Mathematica leaves a blank instead of
> printing  the lower part of the y axis. Try
> Plot[x+.5, {x, 0, 1}, AxesOrigin ->{0,0}, PlotRange ->All]
> to see what I mean in a simple case.  Does anyone know an easy
> workaround for this problem?
> Of course, you can have Mathematica draw in the missing part of the
> axis with a separate command, Line[{0,0}, {0, ordinate of point where
> y axis begins to print], but then you have to figure out where to put
> in the tick marks and labels.  This is doable, but a nuisance.  What I
> am looking for is a way to tell Mathematica "don't drop the lower part
> of the axis."
> Bob


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