[Maxima] Aspect Ratio in plot3d
Jaime E. Villate
villate at gnu.org
Mon Jul 31 13:28:35 CDT 2006
On Fri, 2006-07-28 at 23:22 -0400, John Guenther wrote:
> I am trying to see if I can use maxima in a highschool math course. When I
> plot a parametric sphere it does not look spherical.
> Is there a way to modify the aspect ratios so that shapes have there actual
I know one way which is not very straight forward:
plot3d([cos(x)*sin(y), sin(x)*sin(y), cos(y)],
You then click on the upper left corner to get the menu and click on
Config. Change the values of xradius and yradius to 1.5 and then click
OK. Go back to the menu and click on Replot.
The current CVS version (soon to become Maxima 5.10) provides a more direct
access to "Config" and "Replot". Perhaps we should modify plot3d to allow for
xradius and yradius options for plot3d when openmath is used.
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