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1011Re: [ploticus] auto position lineplot legend

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  • Stephen C. Grubb
    Aug 3, 2004
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      Daniel, can't you just position the legend adjacent to the plotting area,
      like off to the right of it? I'm not sure I understand the issue.

      Steve

      On Fri, 30 Jul 2004, dagoldman wrote:

      > I'm automatically generating lineplots. Each lineplot
      > will have same basic structure, but different data, so
      > NRECORDS and NFIELDS will differ for each lineplot.
      >
      > Here are two examples, with legend in arbitrary position:
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      > http://www.ehdp.com/out/730jhwmt-lpt.png
      > http://www.ehdp.com/out/730cykyg-lpt.png
      >
      > Question - Is there a way to reliably position lineplot legend
      > so it does not overlap or stretch way to right? I know I could
      > position the legend by hand, but that is not exactly an option
      > for automated situation. Is there a way to reserve some space
      > for the legend, say for a multiline legend to right of lineplot,
      > and put it there? I tried using singleline below lineplot, and
      > limit NFIELDS to 10, but the legend often stretches way to right.
      >
      > I'm willing to experiment more, but don't want to reinvent the
      > wheel. I didn't see this discussed previously.
      >
      > Probably not needed, but here is link to script for example 1:
      > http://www.ehdp.com/out/pl-7-30-04.txt
      >
      > BTW - The lineplots will be placed within a web page with
      > details concerning the analysis. Here is a pie chart example:
      >
      > http://www.ehdp.com/vn/rw/results/cgi/cau1/dgw/eg2/728nppth-pie-
      > png.htm
      >
      > ploticus is really a great program.
      >
      > Daniel Goldman
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      > Yahoo! Groups Links
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      Stephen C. Grubb scg@...
      Scientific Software Engineer, The Jackson Laboratory
      600 Main Street Bar Harbor, Maine 04609 USA
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