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Re: GraphicsGrid crashes front end?

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  • Subject: [mg104105] Re: GraphicsGrid crashes front end?
  • From: John Fultz <jfultz at>
  • Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 07:13:01 -0400 (EDT)
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On Sun, 18 Oct 2009 05:26:50 -0400 (EDT), oshaughn wrote:
> I am seeing an odd circumstance where GraphicsGrid of a plot with
> moderately complex frame labels crashes the front end repeatably:
> pRef =    Plot[ Log[10, 0.3] - x, {x,-1,2},   FrameLabel->{"log L (mJy
> kpc^2)", Log[Subscript[Superscript[N,"*"],psr]/Subscript[N,psr]]},
> Frame->True];
> GraphicsGrid[{{pRef}, {pRef}}];
> I know I can get something like    Log[Subscript[SuperStar[N], psr]/
> Subscript[N, psr]] to render almost as nicely.  I'm wondering why this
> particular instance crashes and what sort of structures in frame
> labels I should avoid.
> -Richard

You can use ExpressionCell as a fairly transparent workaround for the crash:

pRef = Plot[Log[10, 0.3] - x, {x, -1, 2}, FrameLabel -> {"log L (mJy
     Log[Subscript[Superscript[N, "*"], psr]/Subscript[N, psr]]]}, 
  Frame -> True]

The crash has been fixed in development for the next major release of 

John Fultz
jfultz at
User Interface Group
Wolfram Research, Inc.

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