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Re: adjusting frame size in plot

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  • Subject: [mg20297] Re: adjusting frame size in plot
  • From: abraham at (Roberto Abraham)
  • Date: Tue, 12 Oct 1999 03:39:33 -0400
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I don't know if this fully addresses this issue, but there's
a package on MathSource (MongoArray.m) that I've used in the past 
to make stacked plots with shared axes. I agree this is harder
than it has to be though. The package on MathSource is: 

"Array of Framed Plots: Shared Axes or Inverted Axes"


Bob Abraham
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On 11 Oct 1999 02:23:00 -0400, 
Martin Heimann <martin.heimann at> wrote:
>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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