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Re: Polar Plots don't seem to work

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  • Subject: [mg56572] Re: Polar Plots don't seem to work
  • From: Peter Pein <petsie at arcor.de>
  • Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2005 03:20:42 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <d4msm5$24r$1@smc.vnet.net> <d4q13r$oa3$1@smc.vnet.net>
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David Bailey wrote:
> Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> 
>>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?
>>
>>Thanks,
>>Pete
>>
> 
> Hi,
> 
> PolarPlot belongs in an add-on package, you must load it before using it 
> thus:
> 
> <<Graphics`Graphics`
> 
> Note: If you have already tried to use PolarPlot in the current session, 
> then you must quit the kernel before loading the package.

even after loading the package, a Remove["Global`PolarPlot"]; should be
sufficient.

> David Bailey
> dbaileyconsultancy.co.uk
> 


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Peter Pein
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