bugGNU Octave - Bugs: bug #56174, Axes "position" property...


bug #56174: Axes "position" property not updated

Submitted by:  Robert Jenssen <morgawr>
Submitted on:  Sat 20 Apr 2019 03:11:10 AM UTC  
Category:  Plotting with gnuplot Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Incorrect Result
Status:  None Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  5.1.0 Operating System:  GNU/Linux

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Tue 14 May 2019 02:45:01 PM UTC, comment #2: 

I have the same problem with qt backend.

Setting 'units' to 'pixels' or 'points' for a legend pins it to a fixed place in the window. Resizing the windows resizes all plots and legends inside it, except this one.

Mon 22 Apr 2019 04:26:21 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Unfortunately not all properties can be supported with the gnuplot backend which is an independent program.  Try using the qt toolkit for the best support by Octave and performance. 

Rik <rik5>
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Sat 20 Apr 2019 03:11:10 AM UTC, original submission:  

The documentation for axis properties at:


says for the "position" property: "Specify the position of the plot excluding titles, axes, and legend. The four elements of the vector are the coordinates of the lower left corner and width and height of the plot, in units normalized to the width and height of the plot window."

When I run the following test:

axis equal
axis([-20 20 -20 20])

I see that the shape of the plot axes box changes but the "position" property does not change.

Robert Jenssen <morgawr>


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