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Re: ParametricPlot

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  • Subject: [mg14535] Re: ParametricPlot
  • From: "Stephen P Luttrell" <luttrell at>
  • Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 04:33:30 -0500
  • Organization: Defence Evaluation and Research Agency
  • References: <70rkm0$4u5$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

>I have the following defintion in Mathematica notebook (version 3.01 for
>eight[t_]:={Sin[t],Sin[t] Cos[t]}
>Trying to plot this by executing
>ParametricPlot[eight[t],{t,0,2 Pi}];
>produces the right graphic but also an warning:
>ParametricPlot::"ppcom": "Function eight[t] cannot be compiled; plotting
>will proceed with the uncompiled function."
>What is wrong ?

I think this is what you want:

ParametricPlot[eight[t]//Evaluate,{t,0,2 Pi}

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