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Graphics package in v6

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  • Subject: [mg78406] Graphics package in v6
  • From: "Jaccard Florian" <Florian.Jaccard at>
  • 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!


Florian Jaccard

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