"(below) refer. Clipping may be applied to any of the coordinate systems associated with a Plot (as defined by the Frames it contains), so this index may take any value from 1 to the number of Frames in the Plot (Nframe attribute). In addition, the values AST__BASE and AST__CURRENT may be used to specify the base and current Frames respectively.
For example, a value of AST__CURRENT causes clipping to be performed in physical coordinates, while a value of AST__BASE would clip in graphical coordinates. Clipping may also be removed completely by giving a value of AST__NOFRAME. In this case any clipping bounds supplied (below) are ignored.
"). This should contain the lower bound, on each axis, of the region which is to remain visible (unclipped).
"). This should contain the upper bound, on each axis, of the region which is to remain visible (unclipped).
Only one clipping Frame may be active at a time. This function will deactivate any previously-established clipping Frame before setting up new clipping limits.
The clipping produced by this function is in addition to that specified by the Clip attribute which occurs at the edges of the plotting area established when the Plot is created (see astPlot). The underlying graphics system may also impose further clipping.
When testing a graphical position for clipping, it is first transformed into the
clipping Frame. The resulting coordinate on each axis is then checked against the
clipping limits (given by
" ). By default, a position is clipped if
any coordinate lies outside these limits. However, if a non-zero value is assigned to
’ s ClipOp attribute, then a position is only clipped if the coordinates on all
axes lie outside their clipping limits.
If the lower clipping limit exceeds the upper limit for any axis, then the sense of
clipping for that axis is reversed (so that coordinate values lying between the limits
are clipped instead of those lying outside the limits). To produce a
" in a
coordinate space (that is, an internal region where nothing is plotted), you should
supply all the bounds in reversed order, and set the ClipOp attribute for the Plot to a
Either clipping limit may be set to the value AST__BAD, which is equivalent to setting it to infinity (or minus infinity for a lower bound) so that it is not used.
If a graphical position results in any bad coordinate values (AST__BAD) when transformed into the clipping Frame, then it is treated (for the purposes of producing graphical output) as if it were clipped.
An error results if the base Frame of the Plot is not 2-dimensional.