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Re: Using a jpg picture for a 2D plot background

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  • Subject: [mg99027] Re: Using a jpg picture for a 2D plot background
  • From: Helen Read <hpr at together.net>
  • Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2009 03:48:04 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <gspgk7$nro$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Reply-to: HPR <read at math.uvm.edu>

Bill wrote:
> Hi:
> 
> I would like to use a jpg picture as a background for a 2D plot in Mathematica 6.0.1, on a PC using Win XP. 
> I'm not sure if this can be done. If this can be done, can someone please give me the code to do this?

SetDirectory[NotebookDirectory[]]  (* set the working directory to the 
directory where the notebook lives *)

pic=Import["picture.jpg"]  (* import your picture *)

plot = Plot[x + 2 Sin[x], {x, -5 \[Pi], 5 \[Pi]},
   PlotStyle -> {Thick, Red}]

ImageCompose[pic, plot]


-- 
Helen Read
University of Vermont


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