Re: Problem/bug with ends of thick lines in graphics

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg88533] Re: Problem/bug with ends of thick lines in graphics*From*: David Reiss <dbreiss at gmail.com>*Date*: Wed, 7 May 2008 07:11:00 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <fvhe27$3t8$1@smc.vnet.net> <fvpcp1$mfo$1@smc.vnet.net>

Actually a version of the bug does appear n 5.2 when exporting as PDF... --David On May 6, 6:43 am, Alexey Popkov <pop... at gmail.com> wrote: > On May 3, 2:16 pm, David Reiss <dbre... at gmail.com> wrote: > > > > > In a quick search of things I haven't found a mention of the following > > simple graphics issue and I'm checking in with the group to see if > > there is a memory of its mention and if there is a simple fix (and > > which is not a complicated hack) that I've not been able to come up > > with. > > > Consider the following graph: > > > Plot[x, {x, 1/3, 3/4}, PlotRange -> {{0, 1}, {0, 1}}, > > PlotStyle -> {AbsoluteThickness[20]}] > > > When you plot it you will see that the line's ends are not > > rectangular, whereas you would certainly want them to be so. (An > > alternative would be to have them be rounded, for example, but the > > question will remain the same whatever your preference is.) Rather > > they appear as polygonal in a way inconsistent with the line itself. > > Obviously this is a bug. Unfortunately this bug is not fixed in > version 6.02. And in version 5.2 this bug does not appear. Thus this > is regression bug! Some graphical functionality was broken in version > 6!