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# flipping a graph to plot upside down

Because in my special application positive values on my y-axis increase downwards instead of upwards.

So while normally you would do this:

x,y = var('x,y')
f(x,y) = x^2 + y^2
contour_plot(f, (x,0,1), (y,0,1)).show()


(where y plots from smaller numbers to bigger ones) I instead want to do this:

x,y = var('x,y')
f(x,y) = x^2 + y^2
contour_plot(f, (x,0,1), (y,1,0)).show()


where I expect the same picture, just flipped upside down. Except, this bombs! How can i get my desired result? the axis should be properly labeled, too.

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Sort by » oldest newest most voted This works for me:

x,y = var('x,y')
f(x,y) = x^2 + y^2
P = contour_plot(f, (x,0,1), (y,0,1))
P.set_axes_range(0, 1, 1, 0)
P.show()


So does this:

x,y = var('x,y')
f(x,y) = x^2 + y^2
P = contour_plot(f, (x,0,1), (y,0,1))
P.ymin(1)
P.ymax(0)
P.show()

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Asked: 2019-04-29 12:39:45 -0500

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Last updated: Apr 29