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Re: How to convert Inset graphics to absolute coords?

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  • Subject: [mg113497] Re: How to convert Inset graphics to absolute coords?
  • From: "Sjoerd C. de Vries" <sjoerd.c.devries at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2010 02:08:24 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <iaglh3$3fs$1@smc.vnet.net>

Not too sure about this, but perhaps FullGraphics may help you one way
or another.

Cheers -- Sjoerd

On Oct 30, 10:37 am, kj <no.em... at please.post> wrote:
> I have a complicated Graphic object x, generated through nested
> calls to GraphicsGrid.  Hence x contains Inset graphics within
> Inset graphics.
>
> Now I need to automatically edit this Graphics object to add various
> labels to it.  (If I add the labels before the calls to GraphicsGrid
> the relative sizes of the objects in the grid gets screwed up.)
> But in order to correctly position these labels I need to be able
> to extract absolute coordinates from the Graphics object x.  The
> obstacle, of course, is that almost everything inside x is expressed
> as coordinates relative to Inset objects.  Is there a simple way
> to convert this representation to an "absolute" representation?
> (By this I mean the representation one would need to use to describe
> x if Inset were not available.)  I'm hoping to find the "moral
> equivalent" of a hypothetical AbsoluteForm function.
>
> BTW, I know that I could attempt to write my own conversion function,
> but I'm trying to avoid this if at all possible; GridGraphics and
> Inset are each too much of a black box (in fact, all of Mathematica
> is) to attempt this operation conversion function lightly.
>
> TIA!
>
> ~kj



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