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DisplayFunction

  • DisplayFunction is an option for graphics and sound functions that specifies the function to apply to graphics and sound objects in order to display them.
  • The default setting for DisplayFunction in graphics functions is $DisplayFunction, and in sound functions is $SoundDisplayFunction.
  • A typical setting is DisplayFunction->Display[ channel , #]&.
  • Setting DisplayFunction->Identity will cause the objects to be returned, but no display to be generated.
  • See the Mathematica book: Section 1.9.3Section 2.9.14.
  • See also: Show.

    Further Examples

    Giving DisplayFunction the value Identity tells Mathematica to suppress output to the screen.

    Evalute the expression to create the graphic

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    Evalute the expression to create the graphic

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    Resetting DisplayFunction to the default allows both graphs to be shown together.

    Evaluate the expression to see the graphic.

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    We tidy up by clearing the definitions of p1 and p2.

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