# Re: How to draw an ellipse?

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• Subject: [mg10369] Re: How to draw an ellipse?
• From: "K. Nikolaj Berntsen" <berntsen@_nospam_bkm.dtu.dk>
• Date: Mon, 12 Jan 1998 04:10:02 -0500
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```Krishnan Jayakrishnan wrote:

> Does any one know how to construct an ellipse? For example an ellipse
> centered at (0,0) with intercepts at (-a,0,(a,0),(0,-b),(0,b) with
> parametric equation
> x(t) = a*cos(t)
> y(t) = b*sin(t)
> with t increasin from 0 to 2pi radians. --
> Sincerely
> Krishnan Jayakrishnan
> Allied Geophysical Labs
> University of Houston

ParametricPlot or ImplicitPlot is what I use To plot general ellipses.
The one you mention can be drawn quicker, drawing it as a scaled circle
(or something like that).

Nikolaj
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