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bug #32332: feature request: mesh() should have labels parallel to axes

Submitted by:  Michael Godfrey <godfrey>
Submitted on:  Thu Feb 3 03:25:33 2011  
Category: PlottingSeverity: 1 - Wish
Priority: 1 - LaterItem Group: Feature Request
Status: ConfirmedAssigned to: None
Originator Name: godfreyOpen/Closed: Open
Release: devOperating System: GNU/Linux

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Thu Dec 8 03:57:05 2016, comment #8:

bug #33118 still exists in Octave 4.2.0, but only for fltk and qt toolkits.

Nicholas Jankowski <nrjank>
Fri Dec 26 15:27:23 2014, comment #7:

Adding a dependency on bug #33118 which is the ability to have arbitrary rotations in FLTK. If that is fixed this would be fairly simple to implement.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Tue Mar 12 22:26:58 2013, comment #6:

This will be hard for the FLTK backend which only supports text rotation in 90 degree increments.

The gnuplot backend supports arbitrary rotation, but unfortunately it seems to work only for text objects and not for xlabels or ylabels.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Thu Feb 3 07:11:39 2011, comment #5:

Ok to mark it as request/wishlist.

Michael Godfrey <godfrey>
Thu Feb 3 06:53:13 2011, comment #4:

I'm not opposed to allowing the behavior you want, but I think it should probably be configurable. I also have no idea how to make the change. OK to mark as a feature request/wishlist item?

John W. Eaton <jwe>
Project Administrator
Thu Feb 3 06:49:02 2011, comment #3:

Sorry to say that this is also how Matlab does it.

While that does somewhat reduce the interest in
fixing it, I still think that most users would
prefer the x and y labels to be parallel to the
axes (as is the zlabel). And, I do not think
that this should be decided by compatibility.

Michael Godfrey <godfrey>
Thu Feb 3 06:11:19 2011, comment #2:

I see the same behvior with gnuplot.

John W. Eaton <jwe>
Project Administrator
Thu Feb 3 03:26:16 2011, comment #1:

I should have mentioned: this is using

Michael Godfrey <godfrey>
Thu Feb 3 03:25:33 2011, original submission:

Using mesh() and possibly other 3D plots
the xlabel and ylabel text is horizontal,
not parallel to the respective axes.

Is this a known behavior?
The appropriate orientation is parallel to
each axis.

Michael Godfrey <godfrey>


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    Follow 7 latest changes.

    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Fri Dec 26 15:27:37 2014rik5Dependencies-=>Depends on bugs #33118
    Tue Mar 12 22:26:58 2013rik5Summaryfeature request: Using mesh() x any labels wrongly oriented=>feature request: mesh() should have labels parallel to axes
    Mon Feb 27 17:59:55 2012rik5StatusNone=>Confirmed
    Thu Feb 3 07:16:37 2011jweSeverity3 - Normal=>1 - Wish
      Priority5 - Normal=>1 - Later
      Item GroupIncorrect Result=>Feature Request
      SummaryUsing mesh() x any labels wrongly oriented=>feature request: Using mesh() x any labels wrongly oriented

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