Graphics package in v6

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg78406] Graphics package in v6*From*: "Jaccard Florian" <Florian.Jaccard at he-arc.ch>*Date*: Sat, 30 Jun 2007 06:12:22 -0400 (EDT)

Dear group, I'm a convinced Mathematica user, I love the new features I discover in v6, but I think the Graphics package was very useful in v5 and I'm missing it. For example, it was very easy to obtain the 3D plot of a surface of revolution around the x-axis with SurfaceOfRevolution. Let us take the revolution of y=x^2 around the x-axis : << "Graphics`" SurfaceOfRevolution[x^2, {x, 0, 2}, RevolutionAxis -> {1, 0, 0}] Not possible without cheating if using RevolutionPlot3D, isn't it=A0? Or you could have a nice plot of implicit functions, with the ticks on the x- and y-axis, using ImplicitPlot... Example : << "Graphics`" ImplicitPlot[x^3*y + x*y^3 == 2, {x, -3, 3}, {y, -3, 3}] Not possible using CountourPlot without cheating, isn't it? (I consider the following as cheating : Show[Plot[0, {x, -3, 3}, PlotRange -> {-3, 3}, AspectRatio -> Automatic], ContourPlot[x^3*y + x*y^3 == 2, {x, -3, 3}, {y, -3, 3}, Axes -> True, AxesOrigin -> {0, 0}, PerformanceGoal -> "Quality", PlotPoints -> 150]] ) I tried: it still works in v6, but the whole package is declared obsolete, and there is no help anymore available. Am I missing something? Or am I the only guy who would appreciate the re-apparition of some lost features in the future v.6.1? Reactions welcome! Regards Florian Jaccard