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Use Context Menus for Plots


Use context menus to create and modify plots, curves, and surfaces, without having to use Maple command syntax.


Create a Plot

Modify a Plot

Plot and Curve Settings

Create a Plot


Create a plot of a curve or surface using Maple defaults for initial range, style and orientation.


Select the Maple input or output that you want to plot.


Right-click (Control-click, for Macintosh) to display the context menu.


From the displayed context menu, select Plots and then a plot type of your choice.

Modify a Plot


Use context menus to modify the attributes of a plot, an individual curve, or a surface. (Click one of the hyperlinks in the See Also section for more information about changing a particular attribute.)


To modify a plot:


Click the plot to select it.


a) To change an attribute of a particular curve or surface, hold the mouse pointer over it. If rollover highlighting is enabled (Options Dialog: Display tab), you will see an indication when the mouse is over the object.


b) To change attributes of the whole plot, move the mouse so that it is not over any object but still in the plot.


Right-click (Control-click, for Macintosh) to display the context menu. The selected object is highlighted.


Select the attribute and value you want. The plot range, style and other attributes can be changed.  Alternatively, use the plot menu from the main menu at the top of the worksheet.


Many of the attributes that are set using the context menu are remembered when you execute the plot command again.  See plot attributes for more information.

Plot and Curve Settings


Curves and other elements in a plot object can have attributes specified for them such as color, symbol, and font.  Not all curves may have all attributes specified, some may be set to default values.  The plot itself also has attributes which are used when the attribute has not been set for the individual curve. If a curve has an attribute set it is used: if not it uses the plot's attribute. When you set an attribute from the plot menu or the context menu it applies to the individual curve selected, if there is one.  If none is selected, it applies to the plot, setting the plot's default attribute.  However, setting the plot's attribute does not change the color of a curve if the curve also has an attribute set.  You may need to select the curve and change its attribute.

See Also

Change Axes Style

Change Color

Change Curve Style

Change Grid Style

Change Lighting

Change Line Style

Change Line Width

Change Projection

Change Shading

Change Styles

Change Surface Style

Change Symbol Size

Change Symbols

Change the Range of an Axis


Plot Attributes

Plot Manipulation