# Plotting fields#

class sage.plot.plot_field.PlotField(xpos_array, ypos_array, xvec_array, yvec_array, options)#

Primitive class that initializes the PlotField graphics type

get_minmax_data()#

Returns a dictionary with the bounding box data.

EXAMPLES:

sage: x,y = var('x,y')
sage: d = plot_vector_field((.01*x,x+y), (x,10,20), (y,10,20)).get_minmax_data()
sage: d['xmin']
10.0
sage: d['ymin']
10.0

sage.plot.plot_field.plot_slope_field(f, xrange, yrange, **kwds)#

plot_slope_field takes a function of two variables xvar and yvar (for instance, if the variables are $$x$$ and $$y$$, take $$f(x,y)$$), and at representative points $$(x_i,y_i)$$ between xmin, xmax, and ymin, ymax respectively, plots a line with slope $$f(x_i,y_i)$$ (see below).

plot_slope_field(f, (xvar,xmin,xmax), (yvar,ymin,ymax))

EXAMPLES:

A logistic function modeling population growth:

sage: x,y = var('x y')
sage: capacity = 3 # thousand
sage: growth_rate = 0.7 # population increases by 70% per unit of time
sage: plot_slope_field(growth_rate * (1-y/capacity) * y, (x,0,5), (y,0,capacity*2))
Graphics object consisting of 1 graphics primitive


Plot a slope field involving sin and cos:

sage: x,y = var('x y')
sage: plot_slope_field(sin(x+y) + cos(x+y), (x,-3,3), (y,-3,3))
Graphics object consisting of 1 graphics primitive


Plot a slope field using a lambda function:

sage: plot_slope_field(lambda x,y: x + y, (-2,2), (-2,2))
Graphics object consisting of 1 graphics primitive

sage.plot.plot_field.plot_vector_field(f_g, xrange, yrange, plot_points=20, frame=True, **options)#

plot_vector_field takes two functions of two variables xvar and yvar (for instance, if the variables are $$x$$ and $$y$$, take $$(f(x,y), g(x,y))$$) and plots vector arrows of the function over the specified ranges, with xrange being of xvar between xmin and xmax, and yrange similarly (see below).

plot_vector_field((f,g), (xvar,xmin,xmax), (yvar,ymin,ymax))

EXAMPLES:

Plot some vector fields involving sin and cos:

sage: x,y = var('x y')
sage: plot_vector_field((sin(x),cos(y)), (x,-3,3), (y,-3,3))
Graphics object consisting of 1 graphics primitive

sage: plot_vector_field((y,(cos(x)-2) * sin(x)), (x,-pi,pi), (y,-pi,pi))
Graphics object consisting of 1 graphics primitive


Plot a gradient field:

sage: u, v = var('u v')
sage: f = exp(-(u^2 + v^2))
sage: plot_vector_field(f.gradient(), (u,-2,2), (v,-2,2), color='blue')
Graphics object consisting of 1 graphics primitive


Plot two orthogonal vector fields:

sage: x,y = var('x,y')
sage: a = plot_vector_field((x,y), (x,-3,3), (y,-3,3), color='blue')
sage: b = plot_vector_field((y,-x), (x,-3,3), (y,-3,3), color='red')
sage: show(a + b)


We ignore function values that are infinite or NaN:

sage: x,y = var('x,y')
sage: plot_vector_field((-x/sqrt(x^2+y^2),-y/sqrt(x^2+y^2)), (x,-10,10), (y,-10,10))
Graphics object consisting of 1 graphics primitive

sage: x,y = var('x,y')
sage: plot_vector_field((-x/sqrt(x+y),-y/sqrt(x+y)), (x,-10, 10), (y,-10,10))
Graphics object consisting of 1 graphics primitive


Extra options will get passed on to show(), as long as they are valid:

sage: plot_vector_field((x,y), (x,-2,2), (y,-2,2), xmax=10)
Graphics object consisting of 1 graphics primitive
sage: plot_vector_field((x,y), (x,-2,2), (y,-2,2)).show(xmax=10) # These are equivalent