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Print[Plot] vs Print[text,Plot]?

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  • Subject: [mg87907] Print[Plot] vs Print[text,Plot]?
  • From: AES <siegman at>
  • Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2008 23:50:52 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Stanford University

I've just executed a test cell containing

   Print["Some text\n", Plot[---]];

(same simple plot in both lines; objective of 2nd line being to get the 
text and the plot -- eventually several plots -- into the same output 

Result from first line is expected plot; result from second line is a 
miniaturized plot about 1/4 the size of the first one.

*  This is sensible or useful?

*  This is what a novice user should expect as consistent 
    and reasonable behavior from the above commands?
    (Print[Plot] doesn't do the same thing with a given Plot
    as does Print[----, Plot[], ----] ???)

*  This is documented --or better, warned about -- where?  

    (since it looks like I'll have to, once again, step aside from 
      attempting to accomplish anything useful with 6.0 and 
     burn up more time digging into its arcane documentation,  
     trying to understand this.  Apologies for the sarcasm --
     but that's the way it feels.)

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