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PlotMarkers

PlotMarkers
is an option for graphics functions like ListPlot and ListLinePlot that specifies what markers to draw at the points plotted.
  • The following settings can be used:
Noneno markers
Automaticstandard sequence of markers
{Automatic,s}standard sequence of markers with size s
gmarkers consisting of copies of expression g
{g,s}expression g at size s
{g1,g2,...}expression gi for dataset i
{{g1,s1},{g2,s2},...}expressions gi at sizes si
  • For a single list of points, PlotMarkers->Automatic specifies that ordinary Point objects should be used to indicate each point.
  • PlotMarkers->Automatic uses a predefined standard sequence of markers for successive lists of points.
  • With PlotMarkers->g, a copy of the graphic or other expression g is placed so that its alignment point lies at the position of the point it indicates.
  • With PlotMarkers->{g, s}, the object g is scaled so that one unit of its coordinates corresponds to a fraction s of the width of the whole graphic.
  • The symbolic values Tiny, Small, Medium and Large can be used for s. With these values the size of the markers is independent of the total width of the graphic.
  • With PlotMarkers->{g1, ..., gn} the gi are used cyclically for successive dataset lists.
Use a default sequence of shapes to distinguish datasets:
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Use text or typeset labels to distinguish datasets:
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Use any 2D or 3D graphics as plot markers:
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