Re: Print[Plot] vs Print[text,Plot]?
- To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
- Subject: [mg87941] Re: Print[Plot] vs Print[text,Plot]?
- From: Szabolcs Horvát <szhorvat at gmail.com>
- Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 03:23:02 -0400 (EDT)
- Organization: University of Bergen
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AES wrote: > I've just executed a test cell containing > > Print[Plot[---]]; > 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 > cell) > > 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? Yes, I think that it is useful that Mathematica descreases the size of graphics inlined in text. The same thing happens when you start typing in a cell that already contains a single graphic. In my subjective opinion, it would be really annyoing if the size weren't decreased automatically. > > * 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.) Why don't you just use separate Print commands instead, to create separate cells? Or even better: avoid Print entirely, if possible. (Yes, I know that Printing graphics is useful sometimes, but if all you need is an output with multiple plots, use Column instead.)