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

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  • 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!



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