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Color plots on surface of sphere

asked 2013-01-30 05:05:04 -0600

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I would like to use Sage to draw colormap plots of spherical functions on the surface of spheres. I want to produce something like this example.

Are such plots currently possible in Sage, or using optional toolkits? I would like to have a color plots of arbitrary functions f(theta,phi).

Moreover, is it possible to have contour plots of such functions as well?

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If it is possible using scipy and matplotlib, then you can use those directly in sage. I don't think it is possible by using some Sage function directly.

ppurka gravatar imageppurka ( 2013-01-30 21:04:28 -0600 )edit

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answered 2013-01-31 17:15:15 -0600

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I don't think the Sage 3d graphics allow very much flexibility for coloring currently. Here is an example showing how to color a 3d surface using matplotlib, though:

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