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Re: v. 6, third argument to rectangle
*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
*Subject*: [mg76232] Re: v. 6, third argument to rectangle
*From*: rip pelletier <bitbucket at comcast.net>
*Date*: Fri, 18 May 2007 06:11:19 -0400 (EDT)
*References*: <f21e5e$6e7$1@smc.vnet.net> 007751110300GAAA8100@smm.vnnt.nnnn <f2elco$271$1@smc.vnet.net>
In article <f2elco$271$1 at smc.vnet.net>, dimitris <dimmechan at yahoo.com>
wrote:
> >since i was using dave park's drawgraphics package, i need to construct
> >an example without the package. i'll get to it. given a choice between
> >being productive or crawling thru shattered notebooks, i think i'll keep
> >working for a while
>
> Do you use David's Park package in version 6?
> Are any compatibility issue?
>
hi dimitris,
i use dave's package far more often than not, but mostly for simple
multiple graphs. so far, the only problem in v6 is that i can no longer
reliably set colors just by declaring them before a draw command. (i
hate it when things fail _sometimes_.)
i hate to say it, but i'm moving over to v6 rather slowly. there's a lot
of things i haven't tried to run yet in v6. i'm still doing my work in
5.2
vale,
rip
>
> =CF/=C7 rip pelletier =DD=E3=F1=E1=F8=E5:
> > In article <f23oii$mvm$1 at smc.vnet.net>,
> > Andrzej Kozlowski <akoz at mimuw.edu.pl> wrote:
> >
> > > It's true that it works, but the fact that it works seems to be now
> > > undocumented. Mathematica 5.2 documentation states:
> > >
> > > "In Rectangle[{a, a}, {a, a}, graphics], graphics can be any graphics
> > > object."
> > >
> > > but there does not seem to be any such statement in 6.0 (?)
> > >
> > > Andrzej Kozlowski
> > >
> > > > rip pelletier wrote:
> > > >> hi,
> > > >>
> > > >> thru 5.2 we could display, for example, 2 graphs side-by-side by
> > > >> using a
> > > >> third argument to Rectangle, the name of a graphics object.
> > > >>
> > > >> 6.0 tells me that i cannot call Rectangle with 3 arguments. (true, it
> > > >> was a bit of a kludge, and in principle i approve of it going away,
> > > >> but....)
> > > >>
> > > >> what is the replacement?
> > > >>
> > > >> thanks,
> > > >> rip
> > > >>
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> > well, thanks. your answer makes it clear that i have some debugging to
> > do. i didn't post because the documentation changed; i posted because i
> > got the error message
> >
> > "Rectangle called with 3 arguments; 1 or 2 arguments are expected."
> >
> > somehow it must not mean what it says.
> >
> > i also see that i forgot to say i am using a macintosh, OS X 10.4.9.
> >
> > since i was using dave park's drawgraphics package, i need to construct
> > an example without the package. i'll get to it. given a choice between
> > being productive or crawling thru shattered notebooks, i think i'll keep
> > working for a while.
> >
> > vale,
> > rip
> >
> > --
> > NB eddress is r i p 1 AT c o m c a s t DOT n e t
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