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RE: contourplots

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  • Subject: [mg19749] RE: [mg19695] contourplots
  • From: "Ersek, Ted R" <ErsekTR at>
  • Date: Wed, 15 Sep 1999 03:53:02 -0400
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Laurence Lours  wrote:
Is it possible to do ContourPlots with no Shading but with a different color
for each contour line?

As other indicated you can do that with the ContourStyle option.  The
setting of this option should be a list of styles where each style is a list
in itself.  If you have contours at say 10 different levels and you provide
4 styles it will cycle through the different styles as required.  In the
example below I provide enough styles to have a different one for each
contour level. 

styles=Table[{Hue[h,1,1]},{h, 0.6, 1, 0.03}];
ContourPlot[Sin[x y],{x,-2,2},{y,-2,2},ContourShading->False,

(* Graphic not shown. *)

Notice you can also specify which contours should be used. Using the line
below you get a contour along paths where Sin[x y] is 

ContourPlot[Sin[x y],{x,-2,2},{y,-2,2},ContourShading->False,

(* Graphic not shown *)

Ted Ersek

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