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Problem with ListPlotVectorField3D

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  • Subject: [mg56060] Problem with ListPlotVectorField3D
  • From: Alain Cochard <alain at geophysik.uni-muenchen.de>
  • Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2005 08:55:56 -0400 (EDT)
  • Reply-to: alain at geophysik.uni-muenchen.de
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Mathematica 4.0 for Linux
Copyright 1988-1999 Wolfram Research, Inc.
 -- Motif graphics initialized -- 

In[1]:= <<Graphics`

   Here is a vector field:

In[2]:= vecfield={{{0, 0, 4}, {1, 0, 0}}, {{0, 0, 4}, {1, 0, 0}}, {{0, 0, 4}, {1, 0, 0}}, 
 {{0, 0, 4}, {1, 0, 0}}, {{0, 0, 4}, {1, 0, 0}}, {{0, 0, 4}, {1, 0, 0}}, 
 {{0, 0, 4}, {1, 0, 0}}, {{4, 0, 0}, {0, 0, 1}}, 
 {{2, 2*Sqrt[3], 0}, {0, 0, 1/2}}, {{-2, 2*Sqrt[3], 0}, {0, 0, -1/2}}, 
 {{-4, 0, 0}, {0, 0, -1}}, {{-2, -2*Sqrt[3], 0}, {0, 0, -1/2}}, 
 {{2, -2*Sqrt[3], 0}, {0, 0, 1/2}}, {{4, 0, 0}, {0, 0, 1}}, 
 {{0, 0, -4}, {-1, 0, 0}}, {{0, 0, -4}, {-1, 0, 0}}, 
 {{0, 0, -4}, {-1, 0, 0}}, {{0, 0, -4}, {-1, 0, 0}}, 
 {{0, 0, -4}, {-1, 0, 0}}, {{0, 0, -4}, {-1, 0, 0}}, {{0, 0, -4}, {-1, 0, 0}}};

   In the following I get only 4 arrows:
                                                                
In[3]:= ListPlotVectorField3D[vecfield, VectorHeads -> True]

Out[3]= -Graphics3D-

   In the following I get all the expected arrows (but without the
   heads).  I could stop here and ask why but ...

In[4]:= ListPlotVectorField3D[vecfield]

Out[4]= -Graphics3D-

   ... in the following, I do get all the expected arrows with heads,
   but why?  As I understand, Union is only supposed to sort and
   remove duplicates, so what difference does it make as far as
   ListPlotVectorField3D is concerned?  Plus I have experimented with
   "some amount" of duplication without problem.

  In[5]:= ListPlotVectorField3D[Union[vecfield],
VectorHeads -> True]

Out[5]= -Graphics3D-


Am I doing something wrong?
Thanks,
Alain


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