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package com.metsci.glimpse.axis.factory;

import com.metsci.glimpse.axis.Axis1D;
import com.metsci.glimpse.context.GlimpseTargetStack;

/**
 
* Glimpse axes may be used in many different contexts (defined by a unique GlimpseTargetStack).
 
* When an axis is used in a new context, a new copy is created for that context (which might
 
* have different bounds, or require different rendering). Instances of AxisFactory, which every
 
* GlimpseTarget must provide, define how this new copy is created.
 
*
 
* @author ulman
 
*/

public interface AxisFactory1D
{
    
/**
     
* Creates a copy of the provided axis which is valid for the given GlimpseTargetStack.<p>
     
*
     
* Normally, this method simply calls Axis1D.clone( ) which returns a copied axis linked
     
* to the original. However, other implementations of AxisFactory may have different
     
* behavior (perhaps not linking the original and copy, or setting the copy to a fixed size).<p>
     
*
     
* The GlimpseTargetStack argument may be used if the axis which is created should be different
     
* depending on where the axis is being used. Most normal implementations can ignore this.
     
*
     
* @param stack the context in which the axis is being used
     
* @param axis the original/parent axis
     
* @return a new Axis1D which will be used when the original axis is used in the context
     
*
         
described by the GlimpseTargetStack argument
     
*/

    
public Axis1D newAxis( GlimpseTargetStack stack, Axis1D axis );
}