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Overview of the plottools Package

 

Calling Sequence

Description

List of plottools Package Commands

Notes

Calling Sequence

plottools[command](arguments)

command(arguments)

Description

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The plottools package contains routines that can generate basic graphical objects for use in plot structures. You can generate and alter plot structures using the commands in this package. You can also examine the data in a plot structure with the plottools[getdata] command. The result of a plottools command is usually a plot object, which must be displayed using the plots[display] command.

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Each command in the plottools package can be accessed by using either the long form or the short form of the command name in the command calling sequence.

List of plottools Package Commands

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The commands to generate plot structures are:

annulus

arc

arrow

circle

cone

cuboid

curve

cutin

cutout

cylinder

disk

dodecahedron

ellipse

ellipticArc

hemisphere

hexahedron

hyperbola

icosahedron

line

octahedron

parallelepiped

point

polygon

prism

rectangle

sector

semitorus

sphere

tetrahedron

torus

 

 

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The commands to alter or examine plot structures are:

extrude

getdata

homothety

project

reflect

rotate

scale

stellate

transform

translate

 

 

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The commands for data exchange between plot structures and geometric data formats are:

exportplot

importplot

 

 

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To display the help page for a particular plottools command, see Getting Help with a Command in a Package.

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In addition to exporting plots to an external graphics format pusing the plottools[exportplot] command, you can use the export tools from the Standard GUI.

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Note: When applying a command that alters the plot structure to a plot containing text, only the position of the text is transformed, not the actual characters.

Notes

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Most of the plottools commands that create plot objects accept additional options, such as color="Blue".  These options are described on the plot/options and plot3d/options help pages, for 2-D and 3-D plots respectively.

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Because most plottools commands produce a single plot object such as a curve rather than a complete plot, the options accepted are limited to those applicable to the object.  Examples are color, linestyle and transparency.  Options that affect an entire plot, such as axes or title, are ignored.

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To create a complete plot and provide options for that plot, use the plots[display] command.  For example, plots[display](p, axes=boxed), where p is the result of a plottools call, will put plot object p into a plot with boxed axes.

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Some plottools commands return a sequence of two or more plot objects. Again, use the plots[display] command to group these objects together in a single plot if you wish to treat them as a single entity.

See Also

DEtools

DEtools[zoom]

plot

plot/options

plot3d

plot3d/options

plot3d[structure]

plot[structure]

plots

plots[display]

Statistics[Visualization]

UsingPackages

 


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