is a graphics directive which specifies that points which follow are to be shown if possible as circular regions with absolute diameter d.


  • The absolute diameter is measured in units of printer's points, equal before magnification to of an inch.
  • AbsolutePointSize can be used in both two- and three-dimensional graphics, as well as in Style specifications.
  • The following symbolic forms for d can be used: Tiny, Small, Medium, and Large.
  • The initial default is AbsolutePointSize[3].


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Basic Examples  (3)

Specify the point sizes in units of printer's points:

Symbolic values for predefined absolute point sizes:

Properties & Relations  (2)

AbsolutePointSize defines the point size in units of printer's points:

PointSize defines the point size as a fraction of the total width of the graphic:

Neat Examples  (1)

Points with random sizes:

Introduced in 1991
Updated in 1996