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In pgfplots, is it possible to have meta data affect the size of markers instead of their colour?

I am referring to the set of commands described in section 4.4.10 about scatter plots in the pgfplots manual.

Here is one of the provided examples :

\begin{tikzpicture}
\begin{axis}
\addplot+[scatter,
samples=50,scatter src=y]
{x^3};
\end{axis}
\end{tikzpicture}
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Yes, by using the scatter/@pre marker code to adjust the value of mark size depending on \pgfplotspointmetatransformed (which by default contains the y value scaled to a range from 0 to 1000):

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{pgfplots}

\begin{document}
\begin{tikzpicture}
\begin{axis}
\addplot+[
    scatter,
    scatter src=y,
    samples=40,
    scatter/@pre marker code/.append style=
        {/tikz/mark size=2+\pgfplotspointmetatransformed/300}
]
{sin(deg(x))};
\end{axis}
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}
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Knowing, thanks to Jake's answer, where to seek, I found that the issue is treated on page 283 of the manual. –  Alfred M. Sep 29 '12 at 15:20

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