New in 6.0: Graphics & Visualization Options
has long set the standard for high-end technical graphics and visualization. Version 6.0 added many innovative options that brought automated aesthetics to a new level, introducing powerful new programmatic parametrizations of visual presentation, and allowing new forms of high-level control over the visualization pipeline.
New General Visualization Options
arbitrary 2D and 3D plotting regions
, FillingStyle —
filling under curves, surfaces, points
, MeshFunctions —
general meshing for curves and surfaces
general coloring based on coordinates, parameters, etc.
ContourLabels (modified) —
automatic contour labels
New in Function Visualization
, ExclusionsStyle —
symbolic control of discontinuities
MaxRecursion (modified) —
full adaptivity in 3D, contour, density plots
ongoing monitoring of function sampling
whether to try to optimize for speed, quality, etc.
full control over 3D surface normals
New in Data Visualization
automatic distinctive rendering of points
smoothing or stepping between data values in 2D and 3D
points versus lines separately selectable for each dataset
, VertexNormals —
automatically interpolated color and normals data
Lighting (modified) —
extended to new types of light sources
ImageSize (modified) —
generalized to allow flexible constraints, relative sizes, etc.
padding to allow for labels etc.
, ViewAngle —
new 3D view/"camera" controls
add tooltips to any plot or data element