Display

As of Version 6.0, Display is superseded by capabilities in Export.

Display[channel,graphics]
writes graphics or sound to the specified output channel in PostScript format.

Display[channel,graphics,"format"]
writes graphics or sound in the specified format.

Display[channel,expr,"format"]
writes boxes, cells, or notebook expressions in the specified format.

Details and OptionsDetails and Options

  • The output channel can be a single file or pipe, or a list of them.
  • The graphics in Display can be Graphics, Graphics3D, SurfaceGraphics, ContourGraphics, DensityGraphics, or GraphicsArray.
  • The graphics can also include Sound.
  • The expr in Display can be Cell, Notebook, or any boxes, as generated by ToBoxes[expr].
  • Any of the graphics formats specified for Export can be used.
  • The following options can be given:
  • CharacterEncoding{}the encoding to use for characters in text
    ImageOffset{0,0}offset of the image in the viewing area
    ImageResolutionAutomaticresolution in dpi for the image
    ImageRotatedFalsewhether to rotate the image to landscape mode
    ImageSizeAutomaticabsolute image size
  • $DisplayFunction is usually given in terms of Display.
  • If any of the specified files or pipes in channel are not open, Display uses OpenWrite to open them, then closes these particular files or pipes when it has finished.
  • In many cases, Display calls the Mathematica notebook front end via WSTP. If the front end is not present, certain capabilities of Display may not be available.
  • When displaying text, Display may make use of fonts that are specifically installed for Mathematica.
Introduced in 1988
(1.0)
| Updated in 1999
(4.0)
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