Inches to extend the drawing area around the minimal area needed to draw the graph

type: double | point, default: 0.0555 (4 points)

If pad is a single double, both the x and y pad values are set equal to the given value. This area is part of the drawing and will be filled with the background color, if appropriate.

Normally, a small pad is used for aesthetic reasons, especially when a background color is used, to avoid having nodes and edges abutting the boundary of the drawn region.

Valid on:
  • Graphs

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Last modified September 17, 2022: Update add description (1ddb0d1)