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Re: how fill PolarPlot?

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  • Subject: [mg84458] Re: [mg84420] how fill PolarPlot?
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
  • Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2007 06:29:42 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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  • Reply-to: murray at math.umass.edu

Many thanks to all who replied, showing a variety of methods to 
accomplish what I wanted.  Very instructive!

Murray Eisenberg wrote:
> I Mathematica 6 I have a PolarPlot, e.g., a 4-leaved rose:
> 
>    PolarPlot[Cos[2 theta], {theta, 0, 2 Pi}]
> 
> How can I fill the inside -- or, what I really want, just the leaf in 
> the right half-plane -- with some color?
> 
> I note that Filling does not seem to be an option for PolarPlot (or for 
> what would be almost as good, ParametricPlot).
> 
> I tried including the following (obtained by converting from :
> 
>    Prolog->RegionPlot[(x^2 + y^2)^(3/2) <= x^2-y^2, {x,-0.02,1},{y,-1,1},
>        Frame->False, AspectRatio->Automatic]
> 
> However, that led to a mysterious error message:
> 
>    $Aborted is not a Graphics primitive or directive.
> 
> (Perhaps because of an incompatibility of a Prolog with cartesian 
> coordinates inside a polar coordinate plot??)
> 

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