# Bounding box

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Jump to navigationJump to searchThe bounding box defines the viewport of the board, i.e. the portion of the [math]\mathbb{R}^2[/math] that is shown. The JavaScript code

```
var board = JXG.JSXGraph.initBoard('jxgbox', {boundingbox:[-5,10,5,-2], keepaspectratio: true, axis:true});
```

sets the vertical and horizontal units and the position of the origin such that the upper left corner of the drawing panel has position (-5,10) and the lower right corner of the drawing panel has position (5,-2).

The source code of the page looks like this:

```
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="http://jsxgraph.uni-bayreuth.de/distrib/jsxgraph.css" />
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://jsxgraph.uni-bayreuth.de/distrib/jsxgraphcore.js"></script>
<div id="jxgbox" class="jxgbox" style="width:500px; height:600px;"></div>
<script type="text/javascript">
var board = JXG.JSXGraph.initBoard('jxgbox', {boundingbox:[-5,10,5,-2], axis:true});
</script>
```