Re: A Question About Directive

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg111179] Re: A Question About Directive*From*: "Kevin J. McCann" <Kevin.McCann at umbc.edu>*Date*: Fri, 23 Jul 2010 07:09:00 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <i293pl$m64$1@smc.vnet.net>

A couple have responded with something like Mark's example below. Is this really worth a new function and more keystrokes over: Plot[{Cos[x], Sin[x]}, {x, 0, 2 Pi}, PlotStyle -> {{Thick, Red}}] Kevin Mark McClure wrote: > On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 2:10 AM, Kevin J. McCann <kjm at kevinmccann.com> wrote: >> I have noticed the use of Directive in some of the graphics examples >> from Bob Hanlon, David Park, and others. I am curious about this >> command, since it does not appear to do much that is new. >> ... >> So, what is the benefit of Directive? > > Try > Plot[{Cos[x], Sin[x]}, {x, 0, 2 Pi}, > PlotStyle -> Directive[Thick, Red]] > vs > Plot[{Cos[x], Sin[x]}, {x, 0, 2 Pi}, > PlotStyle -> List[Thick, Red]] > > Mark McClure >