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Re: PlotVectorField with continuous lines

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  • Subject: [mg76504] Re: [mg76438] PlotVectorField with continuous lines
  • From: "Chris Chiasson" <chris at>
  • Date: Wed, 23 May 2007 05:23:38 -0400 (EDT)
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Uh, I don't know, but you could create some by solving the
corresponding vector differential equation system with given initial
conditions (starting points for the streamlines). This also suggests
why there may not be a suitable function for creating streamlines:
It is hard to know what initial conditions to automatically pick for
drawing streamlines without knowing what happens to all the paths (for
instance: does one stream line pass very close to the starting point
of another, making the graph hard to read?)

On 5/22/07, ibmichuco at <ibmichuco at> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Is there a way one can plot a vector field where instead of vectors, one has
> continuous lines such as in a typical magnetic field?
> I couldn't find anything on google or the popular packages such as the one
> by Dave Park.
> Thank you
> Michucho


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