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Re: plotting with dotted lines, not dashed

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  • Subject: [mg104438] Re: plotting with dotted lines, not dashed
  • From: dh <dh at>
  • Date: Sat, 31 Oct 2009 01:54:45 -0500 (EST)
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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.

hope this helps, Daniel

Robert Rosenbaum wrote:

> I need to plot a function with a dotted line for a figure to be  

> published.  As you may know PlotStyle->Dotted simply makes a dashed  

> line with small dashes.  Since I already have a dashed line in the  

> figure, I would prefer an actual dotted line for this function.


> I tried ListPlot with PlotMarkers set to discs, but these get spaced  

> according to the grid in the list I send to ListPlot.  In order to  

> space them equally like Dashed does, I'd have to make a non-uniform  

> grid that depends on the derivative of my function (which I don't have  

> a closed form for).


> Surely there is a reasonable way to plot with a dotted line, right?   

> Any ideas?



> Best,

> Robert







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