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Re: Re: Is Orange translucent? - What Methods exist?

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  • Subject: [mg101324] Re: [mg101299] Re: [mg101271] Is Orange translucent? - What Methods exist?
  • From: "David Park" <djmpark at>
  • Date: Wed, 1 Jul 2009 06:35:14 -0400 (EDT)
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The "AxesInFront" and "GridLinesInFront" options should be documented in
Graphics. But should they be documented in every 2D plot type? That's
probably a lot of work. It's one of the disadvantages of organizing the
graphics around set-piece plot types.


David Park

djmpark at  



From: Syd Geraghty [mailto:sydgeraghty at] 

Hi David,


Thanks for the input below which identified (at least for me) the Method ->
{"AxesInFront" -> False} applicable to Plot[].


My question to you and the group is how can one find out what Methods exist
in general in Mathematica.


I have found no searchable, consistent, way to find out what methods exist
for given functions or are applicable in general for a group of functions.


It appears to be a generic problem in the searchable Mathematica
documentation (Online or shipped documentation).


Is there a simple solution? It would be very helpful to know it!


Cheers ... Syd



Syd Geraghty B.Sc, M.Sc.


sydgeraghty at


Mathematica 7.0.1 for Mac OS X x86 (64 - bit) (18th February 2009)
MacOS X V 10.5.6
MacBook Pro 2.33 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo  2GB RAM



PS I did quite a lot of different Internet and Mathematica search queries
and for instance found one of the few references to identifying a new Method


Re: Serious Problem with GridLines

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.         Subject: [mg79800] Re: Serious Problem with GridLines

.         From: "David Park" <djmpark at>

.         Date: Sat, 4 Aug 2007 06:04:43 -0400 (EDT)

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I reveived a nice answer from Chris Chiasson who passed on an answer from 
James Mulnix at WRI Technical Support.
It appears that Graphics now has Method as an option and among the methods 
are the following:
Method -> {"AxesInFront" -> True/False}
Method -> {"GridLinesInFront" -> True/False}
and that gives the control we need.

The way you discovered the two Method options above was local knowledge from
James Mulnix via Chris Chiasson to you.


I think this points to the fact that Methods are added in an ad hoc way and
not integrated into the documentation in a consistent way that I can find.


Also I seem to recall a previous post to this group complaining about the
"Among the methods are ...." without being able to get to the complete list.



On Jun 30, 2009, at 3:35 AM, David Park wrote:

Plot[Max[0, Sin[x]], {x, 0, 2 \[Pi]},
PlotStyle -> Directive[Thick, Orange],
Method -> {"AxesInFront" -> False}]

David Park
djmpark at  

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