Re: Changing Defaults

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg73006] Re: Changing Defaults*From*: Helen Read <hpr at together.net>*Date*: Sun, 28 Jan 2007 01:31:58 -0500 (EST)*References*: <epfa29$dg9$1@smc.vnet.net>

Brent Dutra wrote: > Hi-- > > I've been trying to see if it's possible to change (permanently) the default > ViewPoint setting to another value. I know that I could use RealTime3D > instead, however prerendered graphics are faster and easier to work with. > One could use the 3D ViewPoint Selector, but that's a pain to copy and paste > for every entry. > I've seen how one could implement almost what I want by using: > SetOptions[Plot3D,ViewPoint->{x,y,z}]; > which will last only for that session. > Preferably I need to find the same thing but such that it always works when > opening mathematica. > Any ideas? Put the SetOptions statement in the Kernel init.m file (not the Front End init.m file). In Windows, you can find it somewhere like C:\Program Files\Wolfram Research\Mathematica\5.2\Configuration\Kernel You can put lots of useful things in the Kernel init.m, for example you can have it load packages. -- Helen Read University of Vermont