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Re: A Question About Directive

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  • 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
> 


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