OK – so seriestype=:scatter fixes this, and reduces the need to set linecolor=false. Apart from this, I would have guessed that scatter was just a shorthand for plot with defined markershape and linecolor set to false. So there must be more to scatter…?
scatter(...) is short for plot(..., seriestype = :scatter). You should set the seriestype rather than mess around with markershape etc.
Also, linecolor is an alias for seriescolor, i.e. it will also affect the color of markers. Don’t use linecolor = false to hide the line.
Thanks for clarification: I guess that my “problem” of wanting to set both linestyle and marker (in the default seriestype, stems from by MATLAB background…).
Is linecolor really an alias for seriescolor? To me, the documentation seems to indicate that linecolor by default inherits from seriescolor, but may be set to be different:
Btw: this inserted screen capture is from Firefox (it is similar in MS Edge), and illustrates a problem with the documentation… the Description cell for linestyle doesn’t show fully, and it is not possible to scroll sideways. The only way to see what follows after :dashd.. is to attempt to copy the cell content and paste it into an editor.