## #2 Graph Baseline Fixes

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nobody
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2012-10-16
2003-12-17
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For PyX version 0.4.1

text.py:
Add pdftex.map to the font list
Increases tex timeout to 120

graph.py:
Makes it so that axispainter can have a axis line
painted at a value other than 0 (such as 1)
graph.axispainter constructor.

    Allows bars to be graph from from a centerline other


than 0 (such as 1)
Adds named parameter baseline to graph.bar
constructor

## Discussion

• Nobody/Anonymous - 2003-12-17

PyX Baseline patch

• Andre Wobst - 2003-12-19

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comment them:

The font map problem was addressed in CVS already. There is an
you can specify map files in a ~/.pyxrc file (and a /etc/pyxrc
IIRC). We're quite happy about that now and using psfonts.map as
the default like dvips. Why should we change that (you may use
the udpmap script to properly setup your psfonts.map)?

ago. The problem with a long timeout is, that the user might think,
that the hole system hangs, while its just waiting for TeX. Its easy
relatively easy to get into such a state (if you want to). Try:
from pyx import *
text.preamble(r"\def\PyXInput#1{}")
(Of course, nobody wants to do that, but there might be cases,
where it is much more tricky.) However, there was a good solution
suggested in a previous discussion, which is implemented in CVS
now. See http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/message.php?
msg_id=6332068.

About the zeroline I'm not sure, if this is really needed. You can
always get a grid line from the graph and stroke that. So I'm not
sure if we really want that. You can also use spcial ticks for that
and plot gridlines (i.e. you can draw several lines by that). For
bars the storry is quite different. It is really a good suggestion to
add this feature. I like it. However, could you tell me, why we
shouldn't do it the following way: Couldn't we get rid of the
fromzero-flag and use the baseline parameter having a value or
None? Then the name "baseline" might be worth a discussion as
well ... but in principle I would like to add that feature this way ...
what do you think? Would this be fine to you or do you have a
good reason to add the "baseline" feature to both, the axes and
the bar style?

• Matthew Bridges - 2003-12-22

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First, thanks for the quick comments.

archives before submitting the patch, so we didn't realize a better
fix was already in CVS for the pdftex and timeout issues.

As for the baseline change, we kept fromzero around for
backwards compatability, as we weren't sure how willing to break
it you were. Your way is how we wanted to do it.

Lastly, since there is already a parameter zerolineattrs specifically
for the zero line, you've already made the 0 line special. Why not
make it a little more general and allow the line to be anywhere.

• Andre Wobst - 2004-02-24

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The zeropath feature of the axispainter is removed in CVS head. This
whole feature is not worth the additional parameters it introduces. It is
easy to stroke a path along a grid line yourself (there is an example in
CVS, which shows it). Hence you can also stroke several gridlines like
that ...

The feature you introduced for bars was indeed very nice. While I
recently rewrote most of the graph styles I made the fromvalue a
variable. Now you you can specify the position you want the bars to start
from like suggested by you.

While we now addressed all requested features by this patch (although
differently from the proposed way), I'm closing this patch now. Thanks
for the contribution.