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drawing tilted ellipses?

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  • Subject: [mg20412] drawing tilted ellipses?
  • From: Joe Strout <joe at strout.net>
  • Date: Tue, 26 Oct 1999 00:33:00 -0400
  • Organization: The Salk Institute
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Is it possible to draw an ellipse in Mathematica that is not orthogonal
to the XY axes?  E.g., leaning over 30 degrees?

I thought perhaps I could specify it orthogonally and then apply a
rotation transformation, but the only transformations available seem to
be scaling (Scaled) and translation (Offset).

Of course I could use a series of line segments, but I want this to be
smooth even when printed on a high-resolution printer.  Any tips?

Thanks,
-- Joe

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