# [XeTeX] extraneous arrow when using \psaxes

Daniel Greenhoe dgreenhoe at gmail.com
Sun Dec 25 09:19:10 CET 2011

On Sun, Dec 25, 2011 at 6:38 AM, Michael Sharpe <msharpe at ucsd.edu> wrote:
> (The new documentation is in pst-plot-doc.pdf.)
Found it --- thanks!

> To get the old behavior, draw the axes separately with different arrow specs.
> \psaxes[yAxis=false]{<->}(0,0)(-2.5,0)(2.5,2.5)%
> \psaxes[xAxis=false]{->}(0,0)(-2.5,0)(2.5,2.5)%
That works great --- thank you for your help!

Dan

On Sun, Dec 25, 2011 at 6:38 AM, Michael Sharpe <msharpe at ucsd.edu> wrote:
>
> On Dec 24, 2011, at 1:27 PM, Daniel Greenhoe wrote:
>
>> In documentation for pstricks, the statement
>>  \psaxes{<->}(0,0)(-2.5,0)(2.5,2.5)%
>> produces a y-axis (vertical axis) with an up-arrow only, and no down
>> arrow (which is "good" because in this example the y-axis forms a
>> T-intersection with the x-axis). But when I try it (compiling with
>> XeLaTeX), the y-axis has both an up-arrow and a down-arrow.
>>
>> What I would like is for the x-axis to have left and right arrows, but
>> for the y-axis to have an up-arrow only. But contrary to what I have
>> seen in the documentation, that's not what I get. Did I do something
>> wrong?
>>
>> The pstricks documentation I have here is "User's Guide" by Timothy
>> Van Zandt, 25 July 2003, Version 97. Here is an example (see also
>> attachments):
>>
>> \documentclass[12pt]{book}
>> \usepackage{pstricks}                 % graphics support
>> \setlength{\parindent}{0pt}
>> \begin{document}%
>> \psset{unit=8mm}%
>> \begin{pspicture}(-2.5,0)(2.5,2.5)%
>>  \psaxes{<->}(0,0)(-2.5,0)(2.5,2.5)%
>> \end{pspicture}%
>> \end{document}%
>>
>
> The psaxes macro has changed a lot in the last couple of years and, as you point out, the new version is not always consistent with the old documentation. (The new documentation is in pst-plot-doc.pdf.) To get the old behavior, draw the axes separately with different arrow specs.
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> \psaxes[yAxis=false]{<->}(0,0)(-2.5,0)(2.5,2.5)%
> \psaxes[xAxis=false]{->}(0,0)(-2.5,0)(2.5,2.5)%
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> Michael
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