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Re: Mathematica 6.0 easier for me ... (small review)

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  • Subject: [mg76726] Re: Mathematica 6.0 easier for me ... (small review)
  • From: Helen Read <read at math.uvm.edu>
  • Date: Sat, 26 May 2007 04:39:36 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <f30vpv$mkn$1@smc.vnet.net> <200705241005.GAA21248@smc.vnet.net> <f36fhi$8e0$1@smc.vnet.net>

Murray Eisenberg wrote:
> Helen Read wrote:
>> Another little thing: I'd like the ability to set a different color 
>> scheme (perhaps a user defined color scheme) to be used for plots. I 
>> find that if I plot two functions together without setting a PlotStyle 
>> that the blue and purply colors Mathematica uses are a bit difficult to 
>> distinguish. I'd like the first two colors to be say, blue and red.
>
> Blue and Red do distinguish the graphs more clearly.  But the default 
> colors are, to my eye and on my monitor, more pleasing in combination. 
> Aesthetics vs. functionality!

Aesthetics are in the eye of the beholder, of course. I like the 
convenience of automatic coloring without having to set a PlotStyle, I'd 
just like to control what colors will be used. I haven't tried it yet 
(I'm not teaching this part of the summer), but I strongly suspect that 
the default colors will not be easily distinguishable on the overhead 
projectors in our classrooms. I normally have to use carefully selected, 
bright colors to get good contrast on the projectors.

--
Helen Read
University of Vermont


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