Re: enter specific symbols for ListPlot usage

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg109919] Re: enter specific symbols for ListPlot usage*From*: "Yasvir Tesiram, PhD" <Yasvir-Tesiram at omrf.org>*Date*: Sat, 22 May 2010 00:44:06 -0400 (EDT)

G'day, Below is an example that you could use as a template. I agree, it's a little cumbersome to type all these things, (you should see my keyboard graveyard!). But ultimately, I think that there is great flexibility in Mathematica plotting, once all the little things like Directives, Style, are learnt. d1 == Table[i, {i, 1, 10, 1.0}] d2 == Table[20*Exp[i], {i, 0.0, 1.0, 1.0/9}] ListPlot[{d1, d2}, PlotMarkers -> {Style["\!\(\* StyleBox[\"\[FreakedSmiley]\",\nFontSize->18]\)", Bold], Style["\!\(\* StyleBox[\"\[Euro]\",\nFontSize->18]\)", Black]}, Joined -> True, PlotStyle -> {Directive[Blue], Directive[Yellow]}, GridLines -> Automatic, GridLinesStyle -> Directive[Dashed], FrameStyle -> {Directive[Green, 14, Bold], Directive[Black, 14, Bold], Directive[Green, 14, Bold], Directive[Blue, 14, Bold]}, PlotLabel -> Text[Style["EURO VERSUS GREEK COFFEE", 20, FontFamily -> "Arial"]], FrameLabel -> {Text[ Style["Post Recovery", Green, 18, FontFamily -> Symbol]], Text[Style["Cost Value (\[Euro])", Bold, Black, 18]], Text[Style["", Black, 18]], Text[Style["Production Value", Blue, Bold, 18]]}, Epilog -> Inset[Column[ {Style["\[Euro] Cost", 20, Black], Style["\[FreakedSmiley] Production", 20]}, Background -> White, Frame -> True ], {8, 25} ], Frame -> True, Axes -> False, ImageSize -> 500 ] Cheers, Yas -----Original Message----- From: Alessandro [mailto:alexxx.magni at gmail.com] Sent: Friday, May 21, 2010 5:47 AM To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net Subject: [mg109919] [mg109892] enter specific symbols for ListPlot usage 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