Re: enter specific symbols for ListPlot usage

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg109905] Re: enter specific symbols for ListPlot usage*From*: Patrick Scheibe <pscheibe at trm.uni-leipzig.de>*Date*: Sat, 22 May 2010 00:41:34 -0400 (EDT)

Hi, have you tried to use the palette "Special Characters"? I used double quotes and clicked on the symbol buttons in the palette. Everything is fine. ListPlot[{{1, 2, 3, 5, 8}, {2, 3, 6, 9, 10}, {4, 5, 7, 10, 12}}, PlotMarkers -> {"\[EmptySet]", "\[Wolf]", "\[WatchIcon]"}] Alternatively you can input them exactly like the above code shows. Cheers Patrick On Fri, 2010-05-21 at 06:46 -0400, Alessandro wrote: > I guess this is fairly simple to answer, but I've almost thrown the > keyboard against the wall after struggling with it - so bear with > me... > > I need to produce an article-quality plot of some sets of data, so I > prefer to choose the color/symbols used. > Therefore, instead of the usual PlotMarkers -> Automatic, I tried to > use something along the lines of PlotMarkers -> {"a","b","c","d"} > where "a" etc. stand for a copy/paste from the help system of the > special characters under:ShapesIconsAndRelatedCharacters. > > I tried the backslash notation. I tried using doublequotes and not > using them. > > What I obtained is a wild variety of plots, not one of them correct. > And I did not even try yet to change the symbols colors! > Surely such a basic feature should be easier to obtain - so how do you > fine-tunes your data plots??? > > > thank you! > > > alessandro >