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How to save combinations of plots?

asked 2019-03-31 17:28:40 -0500

stockh0lm gravatar image

updated 2019-03-31 18:30:52 -0500

I can ceate several plots like this

a = plot(f1, (x,-1,2))
b = plot(f2, (x,-1,2))
c = plot(f3, (x,-1,2))

and merge them with


How can I save the resulting image?


does not work.

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answered 2019-03-31 19:32:44 -0500

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updated 2019-04-01 07:55:07 -0500

Basically you want to save the picture, not show it. combining show and save is the problem. Try this:

a = plot(f1, (x,-1,2))
b = plot(f2, (x,-1,2))
c = plot(f3, (x,-1,2))
pic = a+b+c'pic.pdf')

Press on the link pic.pdf to see it and download it. Note, with multiple plots you might want to color them. This can be done, for example, with b = plot(f2, (x,-1,2),color='red'). If you want to show as well insert the line right after pic is defined.

EDIT: As Juanjo comments below, you can combine the 3 plots into 1. If you stack the functions together on one line using ; you can compress the code even more:

f1=x; f2=cos(x); f3=x^2
pic = plot([f1,f2,f3], (x,-1,2), color=["red","green", "blue"])'pic.pdf')
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You can also combine the graphs with just one plot command:

pic = plot([f1,f2,f3], (x,-1,2), color=["red","green", "blue"])

Juanjo gravatar imageJuanjo ( 2019-04-01 04:07:44 -0500 )edit

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