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AbsoluteDashing

  • AbsoluteDashing[ , , ... ] is a graphics directive which specifies that lines which follow are to be drawn dashed, with successive segments having absolute lengths , , ... (repeated cyclically).
  • The absolute lengths are measured in units of printer's points, approximately equal to of an inch.
  • AbsoluteDashing[{ }] specifies that lines should be solid.
  • AbsoluteDashing can be used in both two- and three-dimensional graphics.
  • See the Mathematica book: Section 2.9.3.
  • See also: AbsoluteThickness, Offset, Thickness, GrayLevel, Hue, RGBColor.

    Further Examples

    This draws two dashed lines; one with the spaces twice as long as the dashes and the other with the reverse.

    Evaluate the cell to see the graphic.

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