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Show
shows graphics with the specified options added.
Show
shows several graphics combined.
  • Show allows any option that can be applied to graphics to be given.
  • Options explicitly specified in Show override those included in the graphics expression.
  • Show or Show concatenates the graphics primitives in the , effectively overlaying the graphics.
  • The lists of non-default options in the are concatenated.
  • Show applies the function defined as the setting for DisplayFunction, and returns the result. For ordinary notebook operation, this function is just Identity.
Combine the plot of a curve with the plot of a list:
Combine the density plot with the contour plot:
Change options for existing graphics:
Combine the plot of a curve with the plot of a list:
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Combine the density plot with the contour plot:
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Import an elevation map and take a part of it:
Draw a relief-shaded map:
Draw contour lines:
Combine two plots:
Show uses the options from the first graphic:
To see the entire graphic, use PlotRange->All:
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