# How to control layouts of individual plots within a graphics_array?

I am trying to plot two graphics side-by side from with an '@interact' function within the Sage notebook.

I define my graphics array and render it with the appropriate size as follows:

```
myGraphicsArray = graphics_array([myPlot1, myPlot2])
myGraphicsArray.show(figsize=[14,5])
```

This is fine, but how can I control features of the individual plots separately? (e.g. axis range, aspect ratio, maybe even relative sizes of the two plots etc.)

For now I have found a kludge workaround, which is to .show() the individual plots first of all (making them very small) within which I set the relevant layout parameters as follows:

```
myPlot1.show(ymin=-40,ymax=10,figsize=0.1) # note small figsize
myPlot2.show(xmin=-axisMax, xmax=axisMax, ymin=-axisMax, ymax=axisMax, aspect_ratio=1, figsize=0.1) # note small figsize
```

This is not ideal, as it plots them (albeit small) when I didn't really want to. But at least it allows me to control their respective layouts when they later appear within the graphics_array.

But is there a better way to do this?

This answer also exists at http://doxdrum.wordpress.com/2010/08/12/graphics-array-in-sagemath/. Unfortunately, I don't think there is a better way for now; graphics_array still needs a fair amount of work. See http://trac.sagemath.org/sage_trac/ticket/10657, http://trac.sagemath.org/sage_trac/ticket/11160, and http://trac.sagemath.org/sage_trac/ticket/10466, for instance.