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Re: display of graphics primitives

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  • Subject: [mg101154] Re: [mg101097] display of graphics primitives
  • From: "David Park" <djmpark at>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2009 07:14:34 -0400 (EDT)
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Because Graphics is the image and Circle is one of many primitives that can
be part of the image. If Circle itself produced an image, how could you
combine it with other Circles or primitives in one image?

The Presentations package also allows the primitives produced by all the
plot types to be treated directly as graphics primitives and combined
directly with other graphics directives and primitives.

David Park
djmpark at  

From: dsmithy [mailto:dsmithy at] 

Why do you have to place graphics primitives in the Graphics[ ]
expression in order for them to be displayed graphically? Why doesn't,
for example, Circle[ ] display as a graphic in StandardForm? Why must
it be Graphics[Circle[ ]]?
Thank you.

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