Re: Aligning graphics on frame boundaries

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg129483] Re: Aligning graphics on frame boundaries*From*: Vincent Virgilio <vincent.virgilio at outlook.com>*Date*: Wed, 16 Jan 2013 23:16:33 -0500 (EST)*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@wolfram.com*Delivered-to*: mathgroup-newout@smc.vnet.net*Delivered-to*: mathgroup-newsend@smc.vnet.net*References*: <kct7eu$sg6$1@smc.vnet.net>*Reply-to*: <virgilio at ieee.org>

Yes. That example was probably in my unconscious as I wrote. Without something like this, we're stuck winding our way through one-liners and hyperlinks. Like Crowther's Adventure game. ("You are standing at the end of a road . . .") Vince > Subject: Re: Aligning graphics on frame boundaries > From: murray at math.umass.edu > Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2013 11:13:39 -0500 > CC: support at wolfram.com > To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net > > 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 their > >> > >>>> > >> > >>>> frame boundaries, using Mathematica 7. Back in Jan 2008 this quest= ion > >> > >>>> > >> > >>>> 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 dif= fere= > > 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 i= n = > > a > >> > >>>> > >> > >>>> GraphicsColumn. I use ImagePadding but this is very clumsy and has t= o = > > be > >> > >>>> > >> > >>>> redone for every set of frames. Mathematica uses, for all its sizi= ngs, > >> > >>>> > >> > >>>> the complete outline of the figure, with labels and so on, not j= ust 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 > >> > >>> > > > > --- > Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu > Mathematics & Statistics Dept. > Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) > University of Massachusetts 413 545-2838 (W= ) > 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801 > Amherst, MA 01003-9305 > > > >

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