       Re: What determines #1 and #2 values (with &) for ContourLabels?

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• Subject: [mg87311] Re: What determines #1 and #2 values (with &) for ContourLabels?
• From: dh <dh at metrohm.ch>
• Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2008 05:17:59 -0400 (EDT)
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Hi,

the manual says: ContourLabels->f specifies that the label for each

contour should be f[x,y,z]. But I could nowhere find the meaning of

x,y,z. By trying I found that x and y are the coordinates of the

position where ContourPlot would like to place the label. And z is

either the equation given to ContourPlot or the value of the contour

line if a function is spezified.

hope this helps, Daniel

mr.pajenn at gmail.com wrote:

> Here's the example of a ContourPlot:

>

> {i = 0, j = 0};

>

> ContourPlot[{x == 4 + y/4, y == 2 + x/2}, {x, 0, 10}, {y, 0, 10},

>  ContourLabels -> (Text[#3, {val1[i += 1] = #1, val2[j += 1] = #2}]

> &)]

>

> Print[{val1, val2, val1, val2}]

>

> The output is a basic plot with two lines, and I've set it to record

> and print the values of  #1 and #2 arguments, which are:

> val1 =  6.4857

> val2 = 9.9429

> val1 = 0.095238

> val2 = 2.0476

>

> I'd like to know where those values came from so that I can apply the

> #1 and #2 arguments intelligibly.

>