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Re: Aligning graphics on frame boundaries

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  • From: Vince Virgilio <blueschi at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2013 00:01:50 -0500 (EST)
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On Saturday, January 12, 2013 9:51:10 PM UTC-5, Bruce Shore wrote:
> I would like to align, within GraphicsColumn, two or more plots on their 
> 
> frame boundaries, using Mathematica 7. Back in Jan 2008 this question 
> 
> was raised by  Szabolcs Horv=E1t, so maybe it is answered, but I do not 
> 
> find  the answer in the archives, only the question.
> 
> 
> 
> My question is the same as his: I have two or more plots, with different 
> 
> aspect ratios or with different labels, so the images are not the same 
> 
> size. I want to align the left and right right sides of the frames in a 
> 
> GraphicsColumn. I use ImagePadding but this is very clumsy and has to be 
> 
> redone for every set of frames. Mathematica uses, for all its sizings, 
> 
> the complete outline of the figure, with labels and so on, not just the 
> 
> frame. For publications the frames have to be aligned.
> 
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This has always been awkward to do. Though the ImagePadding approach may suffice for many cases, it works at the wrong level of abstraction.

WRI should consider a new Alignment option value of "Axes", "Frame", or "PlotRegion" in the Column and Grid family of commands.

Vince



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