Re: Slow plotting of reflected parametric "butterflies"

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• Subject: [mg124447] Re: Slow plotting of reflected parametric "butterflies"
• From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
• Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2012 01:48:36 -0500 (EST)
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```I don't have any suggestions, at least yet, on speeding up your code.
However, you should avoid naming things "C" and "D", since those names
stand for objects already built into Mathematica. In fact, didn't you

On 1/19/12 5:13 AM, Chris Young wrote:
> I'm wondering if there's anyway I can speed this up. It's basically
> just some sections of a parabolic hyperboloid, with the outer edges
> curves. I'm porting it from another program, where it ran much faster.
> I had to chop it up into parts for that program, but maybe this isn't
> the best way to do it in Mathematica.
>
> http://home.comcast.net/~cy56/Mma/ReflectedButterflies.nb
> http://home.comcast.net/~cy56/Mma/ReflectedButterfliesPic.png
>
> Chris Young
> cy56 at comcast.net
>
>
> \[HorizontalLine]CurvedButterfly[A_, B_, C_, D_, u_,
>    v_, \[ScriptC]_] :=
>
>   Table[
>      (A + B + C + D)/4 +
>       j Sqrt[1 - \[ScriptC] v] u/2 ((A + C)/2 - (B + D)/2) +
>       k u/2 v (((C + D)/2 + j u (C - D)/2) - ((A + B)/2 +
>            j u (A - B)/2)),
>      {j, {-1, 1}}, {k, {-1, 1}}
>      ] // FullSimplify  // Flatten[#, 1]&
> Putting Butterfly into a Manipulate module:
> Manipulate[
>   With[
>    {
>     A = {Ax, Ay, Az},
>     B = {Bx, By, Bz},
>     C = {Cx, Cy, Cz},
>     D = {Dx, Dy, Dz}
>     },
>    Show[
>     ParametricPlot3D[
>      Table[
>       ( {
>            {\[ScriptI], 0, 0},
>            {0, \[ScriptJ], 0},
>            {0, 0, \[ScriptK]}
>           } ). #&   /@  \[HorizontalLine]CurvedButterfly[A, B, C, D, u,
>          v, wingCurve],
>       {\[ScriptI], {-1, 1}}, {\[ScriptJ], {-1, 1}}, {\[ScriptK], {-1,
>         1}}],
>      {u, 0, 1}, {v, 0, 1},
>
>      PlotRange ->  2.5,
>      Lighting ->  "Neutral",
>      ColorFunctionScaling ->  False,
>      ColorFunction ->  ({x, y, z, u, v} \[Function]
>         Hue[\[LeftFloor]5 v\[RightFloor]/10]),
>      Mesh ->  None,
>      PlotPoints ->  plotPts,
>      AxesLabel ->  {"x", "y", "z"}
>      ],
>     Graphics3D[
>      {
>       With[{pts = {A, B, C, D}},
>        Table[{Hue[(k - 1)/4], Sphere[pts[[k]], ptRad]}, {k, 1, 4}]
>        ]
>       }
>      ]
>     ]
>    ],
>   {{Ax, 1.25}, -2.5, 2.5, 0.03125},
>   {{Ay, 2}, -2.5, 2.5, 0.03125},
>   {{Az, 0.75}, -2.5, 2.5, 0.03125},
>
>   {{Bx, 1.75}, -2.5, 2.5, 0.03125},
>   {{By, 0.5}, -2.5, 2.5, 0.03125},
>   {{Bz, 0.125}, -2.5, 2.5, 0.03125},
>
>   {{Cx, 0.5}, -2.5, 2.5, 0.03125},
>   {{Cy, 0.375}, -2.5, 2.5, 0.03125},
>   {{Cz, 0.25}, -2.5, 2.5, 0.03125},
>
>   {{Dx, 0.375}, -2.5, 2.5, 0.03125},
>   {{Dy, 0.125}, -2.5, 2.5, 0.03125},
>   {{Dz, 1.25}, -2.5, 2.5, 0.03125},
>
>   {{plotPts, 4}, 2, 30, 1},
>   {{wingCurve, 0}, 0, 1}
>   ]
>
>

--
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