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Re: Is Orange translucent?

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  • Subject: [mg101287] Re: [mg101271] Is Orange translucent?
  • From: Curtis Osterhoudt <cfo at>
  • Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 06:32:40 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: LANL
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  • Reply-to: cfo at

One of those half-remembered things I had to google for:

Plot[{Sin[x], Cos[x]}, {x, -4, 4}, 
   PlotStyle -> {{Thick, Blue}, {Thick, Orange}}, 
   Method -> {"AxesInFront" -> False}]

  I have no idea where to find it in the supplied documentation, either. 

On Sunday 28 June 2009 09:31:14 pm AES wrote:
> I'm Plot[]ing two functions, using
>    PlotStyle->{{Thick, Blue}, {Thick, Orange}]
> Both functions run along on top of the x axis (i.e., have y(x)=0) for 
> part of their range.  
> In these regions, the black axis line shows through -- or on top of? -- 
> both curves.  The Blue curve is dark enough that you don't notice this; 
> but with the Orange curve -- or maybe a Green one -- it looks terrible.
> Are the axes drawn before or after the curves?  (I can see arguments 
> both ways on which of these ought to be the default.)  
> Or are the Colors in the PlotStyle translucent?
> Any simple way to switch this behavior?

Curtis Osterhoudt
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