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passing both arbitary and defined options

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  • Subject: [mg98421] passing both arbitary and defined options
  • From: Eddie <eddie at>
  • Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2009 05:56:30 -0400 (EDT)

So I'm building a plotting function, and I want it to be able to inherit the same options that a ListPlot[] command can inherit, so my prototype looks like this:

ListPlot[fancy stuff,options]

Here's the rub, if I additionally want to create a NewPlot-specific option, it doesn't mesh.  For example:

NewPlot[data_List,OptionsPattern[{newOption->newValue}],options___Rule] := etc

Options contains the rule for newOption when NewPlot is called with that option utilized, and ListPlot throws an error because it's not a recognized option for ListPlot.

Is there a way I can have my personally declared options and the wildcard options both present and working?  Is there a way to "Drop" the rule that matches the user-defined option from 'options'?

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