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Re: Polar Plots don't seem to work

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  • Subject: [mg56543] Re: [mg56498] Polar Plots don't seem to work
  • From: yehuda ben-shimol <bsyehuda at>
  • Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 02:40:45 -0400 (EDT)
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  • Reply-to: yehuda ben-shimol <bsyehuda at>
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You problem is not OS dependent.
PolarPlot is part of the Graphics package so you have to load it
before using its functions.
and only then use PolarPlot

On 4/27/05, Peter Jay Salzman <p at> wrote:
> I'm on Linux using Mathematica
> 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?
> Thanks,
> Pete

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