Re: correction

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg70667] Re: [mg70613] correction*From*: "Chris Chiasson" <chris at chiasson.name>*Date*: Sun, 22 Oct 2006 01:20:36 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <200610210913.FAA29046@smc.vnet.net>

I think Plot and other functions have a definition of "aspect ratio" that is different from how it is used in normal speech. For instance, "monitors have a 4/3 aspect ratio" (width/height). In the Plot command, a similar aspect ratio would be specified by AspectRatio->3/4. I don't know why it is that way. Plot[x, {x, 0, 4}, AspectRatio -> 3/4] the above plot should be wider than it is tall (if you don't have any severe problems with your rendering subsystem... see http://forums.wolfram.com/mathgroup/archive/2006/Apr/msg00575.html for details) On 10/21/06, dimitris <dimmechan at yahoo.com> wrote: > $VersionNumber > 5.2 > > I copy from the Further Examples section of AspectRatio > > ...The default setting of Aspect Ratio is GoldenRatio... > (see > http://documents.wolfram.com/mathematica/Built-inFunctions/GraphicsAndSound/BasicOptions/FurtherExamples/AspectRatio.html > ) > > I think this it should be coreected to > ...The default setting of Aspect Ratio is 1/GoldenRatio... > > In the documentation of the function the correct default value is given > ...The default value AspectRatio -> 1/GoldenRatio is used for > two-dimensional plots... > > (see http://documents.wolfram.com/mathematica/functions/AspectRatio ) > > Options[Plot, AspectRatio] > {AspectRatio -> 1/GoldenRatio} > > Dimitris Anagnostou > > -- http://chris.chiasson.name/

**References**:**correction***From:*"dimitris" <dimmechan@yahoo.com>