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Re: Dotted Plots

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  • Subject: [mg104446] Re: [mg104432] Dotted Plots
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Sun, 1 Nov 2009 03:56:49 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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This may be merely an artifact of how a "dot" is displayed using pixels.

You might try ListPlot instead to see if you get better results. For 

   pts = Table[{x, Sin[x]}, {x, 0, Pi, Pi/100.}];
   ListPlot[pts, PlotStyle -> PointSize[0.005]]

Robert Rosenbaum wrote:
> In regards to my first e-mail, asking about how to make a dotted  
> plot.  I received several suggestions to use Dotted or Dashing[{0, r}].
> The Mathematica manual says:
> "If a segment has a length ri specified as 0, it is drawn as a dot  
> whose diameter is the thickness of the line."
> However, when I try this I just get small dashes.  That is, the dashes  
> are rectangular, not circular.
> I'm using 7.0.0 on a mac.  Is anyone able to get circular dots?

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