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Re: Plotting a super ellipse

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  • Subject: [mg55130] Re: [mg55099] Plotting a super ellipse
  • From: Chris Chiasson <chris.chiasson at>
  • Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2005 04:57:50 -0500 (EST)
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There is a trial version?

On Sat, 12 Mar 2005 02:36:47 -0500 (EST), JC <Eat at> wrote:
> I am trying to get Mathematica to plot a super ellipse.  The formula
> is (x^2.5/1) + (y^2.5/1.25^2.5) = 20.
> I am getting error messages such as the "not a list of real numbers"
> or "protected symbols"
> Can some one help me out or point me in the right direction to find
> the help?
> I should mention I am brand new to Mathematica, I downloaded the trial
> version yesterday.  I have read through the tutorials and tried
> googling for help but I am coming up blank.

Chris Chiasson
Kettering University
Mechanical Engineering
Graduate Student
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