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I am trying to plot the simple parametric function given by

ParametricPlot[{0.5 x (1 - x^2), 0.5 x (1 + x^2)}, {x, 0, 0.75}, 
  AxesLabel -> {a, b}]

Mathematica plots it but the graph is squashed. Is there a way to stretch the axes (in particular the a-axis) so it looks more presentable. Thanks.

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  • $\begingroup$ Try AspectRatio -> 1/GoldenRatio or AspectRatio -> 1 $\endgroup$ – eldo Dec 4 '15 at 0:21
  • $\begingroup$ Works well enough. Thanks! $\endgroup$ – Gregory Dec 4 '15 at 0:24
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ParametricPlot[{0.5 x (1 - x^2), 0.5 x (1 + x^2)}, {x, 0, 0.75},
  AspectRatio -> 1/GoldenRatio,
  AxesLabel -> {a, b}]

plot

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