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Re: plotting with dotted lines, not dashed

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  • Subject: [mg104448] Re: plotting with dotted lines, not dashed
  • From: AES <siegman at stanford.edu>
  • Date: Sun, 1 Nov 2009 03:57:15 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <hc91oe$e46$1@smc.vnet.net> <hcgpl8$egs$1@smc.vnet.net>

In article <hcgpl8$egs$1 at smc.vnet.net>, dh <dh at metrohm.com> wrote:

> Hi Robert,
> 
> in version 7.0.1:
> 
> from the manual:
> 
> Dotted: Dotted is equivalent to Dashing[{0, Small}]:
> 
> Dashing: If a segment has a length Subscript[r, i] specified as 0, it is 
> 
> drawn as a dot whose diameter is the thickness of the line.


The Input line for the first example in the Help message for "Dotted" in 
Mathematica 7 is

  Graphics[{Dotted, Line[{{0, 0}, {2, 1}}]}]

I copied the Output graphic produced by that input in the Help message 
using the Mathematica "Copy as PDF" menu command; pasted it into an 
Illustrator document that was open in Illustrator; and magnified the 
view of that document. 

The "dots" are clearly not dots but dashes or rectangles that are 
something like 4 or 5 times longer than they are wide.


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