RE: SphericalPlot3D

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg72051] RE: [mg72028] SphericalPlot3D*From*: "David Park" <djmp at earthlink.net>*Date*: Sun, 10 Dec 2006 04:48:57 -0500 (EST)

Thomas, You could click on the image and then drag one of the 'handles' to make the image larger. But a better method is to use the ImageSize option in the plot so that the image is produced in the desired size to begin with. << "Graphics`" SphericalPlot3D[Abs[SphericalHarmonicY[3, 0, the, phi]]^2, {the, 0, Pi}, {phi, 0, 2*Pi}, PlotPoints -> 50, PlotRange -> All, ImageSize -> 250]; Also, with BoxRatios -> Automatic, the default option, the plot is very high and narrow. Such plots are always somewhat difficult to show, and Mathematica often has a difficult time with them. You could change the BoxRatios but then that distorts the shape of the surface. Also, if you could parametrize the surface in terms of the and phi and then use ParametricPlot3D you could probably obtain a more efficient plot with easier control. David Park djmp at earthlink.net http://home.earthlink.net/~djmp/ From: thomas.rausch [mailto:thomas.rausch at lehrer.uni-karlsruhe.de] Hi, I use mathematica versin 5.0 I try a visualisation of spherical Harmonics: << Graphics` SphericalPlot3D[(Abs[SphericalHarmonicY[3, 0, the, phi]])^2 , {the, 0, Pi}, {phi, 0, 2Pi}, PlotPoints -> 50, PlotRange -> All]; I get a very small figure. How can I get a bigger output? Many Thanks Thomas Rausch