I am creating a plot in Maple17 which will include many line segments and polygons. I want the axes to be equally scaled, so that line segments that are perpendicular actually look perpendicular. When I view what I have created so far, line segments that are perpendicular do not appear to be so in a plot, even though I used the "scaling=constrained" option several times. I created a stripped-down file that isolates the problem. Here it is:
An angle that should be a right angle looks obtuse in the plot. I used "scaling=constrained" in both the "display" command and the "segp" procedure. I am using "polygonplot" to plot line segments (degenerate polygons) because the final plot will contain genuine polygons and this seemed like the easiest way to do it. If this is a bad idea for some reason I can change it.