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Re: Polar Plots don't seem to work


Hi Peter,

> I'm on Linux using Mathematica 5.0.1.0.
> When I try to make a polar plot, no graphics is shown.  This 
> is what I see:
> 
> 
> 	In[1]:= PolarPlot[Sin[t], {t, 0, 2*\[Pi]}]
> 
> 	Out[1]= PolarPlot[Sin[t],{t,0,2 \[Pi]}]
> 
> 
> Mathematica simply repeats what I told it without displaying 
> a graphic.  Even the polar plot in the help browser topic 
> doesn't work.
> 
> Any ideas why Mathematica isn't showing me polar plots?  Do I 
> need to explicitly display something?

Searching for PolarPlot in the online help (Master index) shows you (me?)
that the program is part of Graphics`Graphics so you need to load this
first.

Needs["Graphics`Graphics`"]
PolarPlot[Sin[t], {t, 0, 2*\[Pi]}]

works fine.  

Perhaps your installation is broken?

Regards,

Dave.


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