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Are using chat windows directly from mason really the best idea for
publications? I would think they're much better off for giving
demonstrations and exploring the model. If you want to graph information,
wouldn't you be better off just writing the data you want to a file, and
then using a "real" plotting system to make the graphs? (Like gnuplot, R
with ggplot2, or matplotlib/matlab, etc)

Most likely if you're going to plot data, you want to say something about
that data as well, so you'd have to write it out anyway for analysis.

Plus, if you're doing multiple replications or running MASON without the
GUI, the chart system doesn't do any good.

On Tuesday, April 23, 2013, Sean Luke wrote:

> Well, there are two reasons to have a chart:
>
> 1. To view it in MASON.
> 2. To print it for publication.
>
> Rescaling might have some (I think minor) advantages for #1 but it is
> horrible, awful, no good at all for #2.  Truly evil.  It makes it
> essentially impossible to create a chart of the right proportion and size
> so all your publication charts are consistent.  That's why I modified it.
>  The rescaling mechanism is also consistent with the rest of MASON's
> displays, though we could move the proportion thing to the sidebar.
>
> It's possible to change the state with a checkbox or something.  What's
> your goal?  Do you want the chart to stretch in both dimensions to fill the
> window?  Or do you want it to just stretch to fill the window but maintain
> its proportion?
>
> Sean
>
> On Apr 23, 2013, at 11:23 AM, Eric 'Siggy' Scott wrote:
>
> > Could we get resizing of charts with window-resizing reinstated?  It was
> in the SVN briefly back in September.
> >
> > The "Scale" and "Proportion" factors at the top are useless by
> comparison.
> >
> > Siggy
> >
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> >
> > Ph.D student in Computer Science
> > George Mason University
> > http://mason.gmu.edu/~escott8/
>