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Re: Re: On order of options to Graphics

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  • Subject: [mg70348] Re: [mg70323] Re: On order of options to Graphics
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
  • Date: Sat, 14 Oct 2006 03:06:32 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
  • References: <egi1os$j9l$1@smc.vnet.net> <200610130530.BAA01090@smc.vnet.net>
  • Reply-to: murray at math.umass.edu

As I said in my posting to this thread, the documentation DOES expliclty 
give the order required!

Nasser Abbasi wrote:
> "Bill Rowe" <readnewsciv at sbcglobal.net> wrote in message 
> news:egi1os$j9l$1 at smc.vnet.net...
> 
>>> It seems more logical to me to write {Primitive,Directive}.
> 
>> This seems totally illogical to me. This is asking Mathematica
>> to draw a primitive before the directives on how to draw that
>> primitive are given. Why would you expect this to work? Clearly,
>> all Mathematica can do is draw the primitive with default directives.
> 
> I am looking at this from the point of view that it is more normal to say :
> 
>         "Draw a line with thickness 2 and color red".
> 
> Rather than say :
> 
>          "Draw with thickness 2 and color red a line"
> 
> Which is what Mathematica wants. That is why I said the order is not logical 
> to me.
> 
> Any way, This is not a problem, I'll get used to it.
> 
> But I'll be happy if Mathematica documentation can explicitly give the order 
> required and not leave it for the user to guess or to have to experiment or 
> read other books in order to determine the correct calling signature.
> 
> I do not think is something too much to ask from the help system to provide.
> 
> Nasser 
> 
> 

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