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Re: Aligning graphics on frame boundaries

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  • Subject: [mg129482] Re: Aligning graphics on frame boundaries
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
  • Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2013 23:16:13 -0500 (EST)
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Yes! A superb idea!

Something like what one sees for LaTeX page dimensions, say at:

  http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Page_Layout


On Jan 16, 2013, at 1:39 AM, Vince Virgilio <blueschi at gmail.com> wrote:

> I think we need a visual guide for the various size-like options, =
across the commands that take them. One page of the visual guide for =
each kind of usage; all the better if a single page will do. If it was =
given enough weight at WRI, it could serve as a sanity check for new =
plot commands.
>
> Vince
>
> On Monday, January 14, 2013 11:27:36 PM UTC-5, James Stein wrote:
>> Vince:
>>
>>
>>
>> I agree with your comments and suggestions.
>>
>> However, the situation is worse that you suggest.
>>
>> The interactions between ImageSize, FrameSize and their associated
>>
>> implicit paddings is incompletely documented,
>>
>> and is documented as if the documented behavior is independent of the
>>
>> kind of Graphics involved, which is is not.
>>
>>
>>
>> By coincidence, I reported this problem here on the MathGroup just a
>>
>> few days ago, showing that 'Frame' acts differently upon ListPlot and
>>
>> DateListPlot:
>>
>>
>>
>> Clear[f, i3, g, d3];
>>
>> d3 = {{{2012, 1, 1}, 1}, {{2012, 2, 1}, 2}, {{2012, 3, 1}, 3}};
>>
>> i3 = d3[[All, 2]];
>>
>> Print["d3=", d3 // MatrixForm, "  i3=", i3];
>>
>> f[b_] := ListPlot[i3, Frame -> b] // Framed;
>>
>> g[b_] := DateListPlot[d3, Frame -> b] // Framed;
>>
>> {{f[True], f[False]}, {g[True], g[False]}}
>>
>>
>>
>> Three of the four results are the same size; the lower right result =
is
>>
>> smaller than the others:
>>
>> It seems that applying a Frame, or not, does not change the size of a
>>
>> plot produced by ListPlot, but does change the size of a plot =
produced
>>
>> by DateListPlot.
>>
>>
>>
>> I seek an explanation for this behavior.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Sun, Jan 13, 2013 at 9:01 PM, Vince Virgilio wrote:
>>
>>> 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 =
the=
> ir
>>
>>>>
>>
>>>> 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 =
differe=
> nt
>>
>>>>
>>
>>>> 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 =
th=
> e
>>
>>>>
>>
>>>> frame. For publications the frames have to be aligned.
>>
>>>>
>>
>>> [cut]
>>
>>>
>>
>>> This has always been awkward to do. Though the ImagePadding approach =
ma=
> y 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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