bugGNU Octave - Bugs: bug #37752, doing set(gca, "parent",...


bug #37752: doing set(gca, "parent", gcf) repeatedly changes figure

Submitted by:  Muhali <muhali>
Submitted on:  Thu Nov 15 16:45:53 2012  
Category: PlottingSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: None
Status: FixedAssigned to: None
Originator Name: Open/Closed: Closed
Release: devOperating System: Any

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Thu Feb 13 05:43:12 2014, comment #8:

It works for me. Closing report.

Rik <rik5>
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Wed Feb 12 23:04:35 2014, comment #7:

I took a quick look at the patch. Looks like a nice and simple fix. Thanks.


Ben Abbott <bpabbott>
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Wed Feb 12 21:30:49 2014, comment #6:


Your patch works for me.

Ben Abbott <bpabbott>
Project Member
Wed Feb 12 20:52:13 2014, comment #5:

Hi, attached is a patch that avoids the problem (but doesn't say why reparent doesn't work).
I've also added the suggested test.

(file #30527)

Pantxo Diribarne <pantxo>
Project Member
Sat Dec 15 04:46:08 2012, comment #4:

Once Jordi fixes this bug, perhaps a test should be added to avoid reversion?

Ben Abbott <bpabbott>
Project Member
Sat Dec 15 01:45:27 2012, comment #3:

Simpler version

I don't have time to check at the moment, but might this be related to the changeset below?


Ben Abbott <bpabbott>
Project Member
Sat Dec 15 00:57:08 2012, comment #2:

Calling gca() after setting "parent" creates the second axes.

Ben Abbott <bpabbott>
Project Member
Thu Nov 15 16:59:00 2012, comment #1:

This is decidedly weird. Try using fltk and rotating the plot. This seems to create two axes objects and reassigns to each other the parentage?

Jordi GutiƩrrez Hermoso <jordigh>
Project Administrator
Thu Nov 15 16:45:53 2012, original submission:

When doing

the figure keeps changing.

Muhali <muhali>


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Thu Feb 13 05:43:12 2014rik5StatusReady For Test=>Fixed
    Wed Feb 12 23:04:35 2014bpabbottStatusConfirmed=>Ready For Test
    Wed Feb 12 20:52:13 2014pantxoAttached File-=>Added reparentaxes_bug37752.patch, #30527
    Sat Dec 15 00:57:08 2012bpabbottOperating SystemGNU/Linux=>Any
    Thu Nov 15 16:59:00 2012jordighStatusNone=>Confirmed

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