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Re: enter specific symbols for ListPlot usage

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  • Subject: [mg109900] Re: enter specific symbols for ListPlot usage
  • From: "Yasvir Tesiram, PhD" <Yasvir-Tesiram at>
  • Date: Sat, 22 May 2010 00:40:39 -0400 (EDT)

Oh also, following from my earlier post, you probably want to just use
the palettes for inserting symbols and the like.

-----Original Message-----
From: Alessandro [mailto:alexxx.magni at]
Sent: Friday, May 21, 2010 5:47 AM
To: mathgroup at
Subject: [mg109900] [mg109892] enter specific symbols for ListPlot usage

I guess this is fairly simple to answer, but I've almost thrown the
keyboard against the wall after struggling with it - so bear with

I need to produce an article-quality plot of some sets of data, so I
prefer to choose the color/symbols used.
Therefore, instead of the usual PlotMarkers -> Automatic, I tried to
use something along the lines of PlotMarkers -> {"a","b","c","d"}
where "a" etc. stand for a copy/paste from the help system of the
special characters under:ShapesIconsAndRelatedCharacters.

I tried the backslash notation. I tried using doublequotes and not
using them.

What I obtained is a wild variety of plots, not one of them correct.
And I did not even try yet to change the symbols colors!
Surely such a basic feature should be easier to obtain - so how do you
fine-tunes your data plots???

thank you!


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