RE: problems with ContourPlot

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• Subject: [mg33633] RE: [mg33616] problems with ContourPlot
• From: "David Park" <djmp at earthlink.net>
• Date: Thu, 4 Apr 2002 19:39:50 -0500 (EST)
• Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

```Harald,

Where Fortran has ** for power, Mathematica uses ^. Just make the change and
it will work.

David Park

> From: Harald von der Osten-Woldenburg [mailto:hvdosten at lb.netic.de]
To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
>
>
> Hi out there,
>
>
> if I try this:
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>
> a := 0.5; b := 0.5; c := 0.5; y := 0.0;
>
> ContourPlot[(x*(x - a) + y*y + z*z)/ (Sqrt[(x*x + y*y + z*z) ** 3]*
>           Sqrt[((x - a) ** 2 + y*y + z*z) ** 3]) - ((x - a)*(x - a - b
> -c) +
>           y*y + z*z)/ (Sqrt[((x - a) ** 2 + y*y + z*z) ** 3]*
>           Sqrt[((x - a - b - c) ** 2 + y*y + z*z) ** 3]) - (x*(x - a -b)
> +
>           y*y + z*z)/ (Sqrt[(x*x + y*y + z*z) ** 3]*
>           Sqrt[((x - a - b) ** 2 + y*y + z*z) **
>               3]) + ((x - a - b)*(x - a - b - c) + y*y +
>           z*z)/(Sqrt[((x - a - b) ** 2 + y*y + z*z) ** 3]*
>           Sqrt[((x - a - b - c) ** 2 + y*y + z*z) ** 3]), {x, -1, 1},
> {z, 0, 1}, Contours -> {0, 1, 5, 10, 50, 100}, ContourShading -> False]
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> [ ...Expression... ] is not a machine-size real number at {x, z} =
> {-1.,0.}
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> ContourGraphics::"ctpnt": "The contour is attempting to traverse a cell
> in which some of the points have not evaluated to numbers, and it will
> be dropped."
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> General::"stop": "Further output of (ContourGraphics :: "ctpnt") will be
> suppressed during this calculation."
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> Because I compiled this also with Fortran I know that there are also
> results in the range up to 10^6. Is this too much for ContourPlot? Or
> did I some crazy things.... ?? At (-1,0.) I  cannot find any
> singularity...
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> Thank you very much for any small hint.
>
> Harry
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> --
> Harald von der Osten-Woldenburg
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