## Maxima 2D plot -- How to set axes equal

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For example, what is a code for plotting y = x so that y- and x-axis have the same scale ?

Maxima, by default, uses gnuplot to produce 2d graphics.

If you're using this default, then you need to set the `gnuplot_preamble`, e.g.

```plot2d(x, [x,-1,1], [gnuplot_preamble, "set size ratio -1"])\$
```

Note the `-1` means that gnuplot tries to set the scales so that the unit has the same length on both axes, while `+1` sets the aspect ratio ignoring the axis scales. To make this the default, type

```set_plot_option ([gnuplot_preamble, "set size ratio -1"])\$
```

If you want to find out more about the gnuplot size options, run `gnuplot` from your terminal and type `help set size` into the console.

n.b. Most basic questions you can have about Maxima can be found somewhere in their mailing list archive: http://maxima.sourceforge.net/maximalist.html

Maxima 5.42.0 Manual: 12. Plotting, draw is a Maxima-Gnuplot and a Maxima-vtk interface. See also axis_bottom , axis_left , axis_top , and axis_right for axis in 2d. When proportional_axes is equal to xy or xyz , the aspect ratio of the axis units will be set to 1:1 resulting in a 4.3 or newer. pdf requires Gnuplot to be compiled with the option --enable-pdf​  Plot option: axes [axes, symbol] Default value: true. Where symbol can be either true, false, x, y or solid. If false, no axes are shown; if equal to x or y only the x or y axis will be shown; if it is equal to true, both axes will be shown and solid will show the two axes with a solid line, rather than the default broken line. This option does

The axes can be made the same size using the same_xy option:

```plot2d(x, [x,-1,1], [same_xy]);
```

or

```plot2d(x, [x,-1,1], [same_xy, true]);
```

There is a same_xyz option for three dimensional plots.

Maxima 5.42.0 Manual: 53. draw, For 2D plots: xlim([xmin xmax]) ylim([ymin ymax]) axis([xmin xmax ymin set for y axis Min and Max limits set for x & y % % % % axis equal axis square axis  Graphic option: proportional_axes. Default value: none. When proportional_axes is equal to xy or xyz, a 2D or 3D scene will be drawn with axes proportional to their relative lengths. Since this is a global graphics option, its position in the scene description does not matter. This option works with Gnuplot version 4.2.6 or greater. Examples

If you're using the `draw` or `draw3d` function (or animated versions of those), then you have to pass the `proportional_axes` graphic option as an argument.

For example `proportional_axes = xy` in 2D.

See more: http://maxima.sourceforge.net/docs/manual/de/maxima_42.html (Search for "proportional_axes".)

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Beginning MATLAB and Simulink: From Novice to Professional, Maxima uses the program Gnuplot for depicting graphics [2], which is called automatically, when the set cntrparam spez Controls contour lines in a contour-​plot set view value does not set the ratio of the lengths of the axes, but the ratio of their scales. Thus for gnuplot_preamble enforces equal scales. This can be achieved by asking Maxima to run gnuplot's set view map command before drawing the plot. Indeed, calling Maxima 2D plot — How to set axes equal. 0.

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