This is documentation for Mathematica 3, which was
based on an earlier version of the Wolfram Language.
View current documentation (Version 11.2)
 Documentation / Mathematica / Built-in Functions / Graphics and Sound / Advanced Options  /

  • Prolog is an option for graphics functions which gives a list of graphics primitives to be rendered before the main part of the graphics is rendered.
  • Graphics primitives specified by Prolog are rendered after axes, boxes and frames are rendered.
  • In three-dimensional graphics, two-dimensional graphics primitives can be specified by the Prolog option. The graphics primitives are rendered in a 0,1 coordinate system.
  • See the Mathematica book: Section 2.9.3.
  • See also: Background, DefaultColor, Epilog, AxesStyle, PlotStyle, DisplayFunction.

    Further Examples

    This adds a circle to the plot of the quadratic function.

    Evaluate the cell to see the graphic.