Re: Color grid with x and y args to visualize effects of 2D

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• Subject: [mg116563] Re: Color grid with x and y args to visualize effects of 2D
• From: "Christopher O. Young" <cy56 at comcast.net>
• Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2011 05:24:20 -0500 (EST)
• References: <ijo588\$lk8\$1@smc.vnet.net>

```On 2/19/11 5:15 AM, in article ijo588\$lk8\$1 at smc.vnet.net, "Christopher O.
Young" <cy56 at comcast.net> wrote:

> I'm trying to get a simple kind of color chart function that I can pass x
> and as arguments to. I want to have it running across by hue and up by
> saturation and value. This is to illustrate 2D transformations, so I need to
> have arguments that I can _inversely_ transform in order to illustrate the
> effects of 2D transformations, whether linear or not.
>
> One direct approach would seem to have nested loops, but I can't see how to
> do this if the body of the For loop in Mathematica is part of the function.
>
> Any help getting a "jump start" in this kind of thing would be a huge help
> to me.
>
> For[i = 0, i < 10, i++,
>
>   For[j = 0, j < 10, j++,
>
>       RegionPlot[(i < x < i + 1) && (j < y < j + 1), {x,0,10}, {y,0,10}]
>
>   ]
>
> ]

As shown at http://home.comcast.net/~cy56/Grid.nb, I finally got a color
grid with x and y as arguments, but it's hard to believe there isn't a
simpler way to do it. It's quite a struggle to figure out how to specify the
colors. If high school students are going to be comfortable with doing these
visualizations, there needs to be a way to simplify this radically, I think.

I need to have the arguments x and y since I want to be able to transform
the grid by transforming x and y using the inverse transform.

RegionPlot[
{0 < x < 1 && 0 < y < 1,
0 < x < 1 && 1 < y < 2,
0 < x < 1 && 2 < y < 3,
1 < x < 2 && 0 < y < 1,
1 < x < 2 && 1 < y < 2,
1 < x < 2 && 2 < y < 3,
2 < x < 3 && 0 < y < 1,
2 < x < 3 && 1 < y < 2,
2 < x < 3 && 2 < y < 3},
{x, 0, 3}, {y, 0, 3},
ColorFunction ->  Function[{x, y},
Hue[\[LeftFloor]x\[RightFloor]/3, .5 + .5 \[LeftFloor]y\[RightFloor]/3,
1]],
ColorFunctionScaling -> False
]

I still can't figure out how to use Table or whatever to get the region
specifications into a general function.

```

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