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PlotStyle

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PlotStyle
is an option for plotting and related functions that specifies styles in which objects are to be drawn.
  • PlotStyle->g specifies that a graphics directive g should be used to draw all the main objects in a plot.
  • PlotStyle->{g1, g2, ...} specifies that successive directives gi should be used cyclically for successive objects.
  • The directives that can be given include:
Dashing[{w1,...}]dashing specification
Directive[g1,g2,...]composite graphics directive
EdgeForm[g]edge-drawing specification
FaceForm[g]face-drawing specification
Glow[c]glow color
GrayLevel[i]intensity
Hue[h]hue
Opacity[a]opacity
PointSize[d]point size
Red, Blue, etc.named colors
RGBColor[r,g,b]RGB color
Specularity[s]surface specularity
Thickness[w]line thickness
  • For individual gi, a list of directives is equivalent to Directive[...]. For a single g, a list of directives must be given as {list}.
  • PlotStyle can apply to points, lines and surfaces.
  • PlotStyle->None specifies that the main objects in a plot should not be drawn explicitly, though mesh and filling are not affected.
Plot and related functions will automatically style multiple curves:
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Explicitly style different curves:
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Add specularity to a surface:
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Use transparency to show hidden features:
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Use transparency to show overlapping regions:
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