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Re: adjusting frame size in plot

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  • Subject: [mg20279] Re: adjusting frame size in plot
  • From: Martin Heimann <martin.heimann at>
  • Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1999 02:19:53 -0400
  • Organization: GWDG, Goettingen
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Dear colleagues,

can I reiterate Scot's question? This is an old shortcoming of
Mathematica und I'm not aware if it has been corrected in Version 4. Look
at the simple case of two stacked diagrams:

Show[GraphicsArray[{{Plot[Sin[x], {x, 0, 2 Pi},
          DisplayFunction -> Identity]}, {Plot[10000 Sin[x], {x, 0, 2
          DisplayFunction -> Identity]}}],
  DisplayFunction -> $DisplayFunction]

The fact that one cannot stack different plots over the same x-axis
without trial and error is a serious shortcoming of Mathematica. Any
decent scientific graphics package can do this! It effectively means that
one has to export the data to annother graphics package... I hope that
somebody from WRI can comment on this. Is there a workaround? or at least
something in the pipeline for the next upgrade of Mathematica?

Martin Heimann

Scot wrote:

> I have 2 near-identical plots, one with a range from 0 to 100 and the
> other with a range from 0 to 20.  As the tick label 100 is longer than
> 20, the corresponding graph has a smaller frame.
> How can I force the two graphs to have the same frame size using
> Mathematica 3.0?

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