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Re: VectorColorFunction

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  • Subject: [mg124472] Re: VectorColorFunction
  • From: Patrick Scheibe <pscheibe at>
  • Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2012 05:12:27 -0500 (EST)
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maybe I misunderstood you, but the parameters which you can use in a
VectorColorFunction are {x,y,fx,fy,norm}. Just use fx and fy to
calculate your angle and make a color from it:

VectorPlot[{x, y}, {x, -3, 3}, {y, -3, 3}, VectorColorFunction -> 
     Function[{x, y, fx, fy, norm}, ColorData["BrightBands"][
         Mod[ArcTan[fx, fy], 2*Pi]/(2*Pi)]], 
 VectorColorFunctionScaling -> False]


On Fri, 2012-01-20 at 01:55 -0500, Peter Rodenbach wrote:
> Hi experts,
> I want to plot via ListVectorPlot a Field of Vectors. I obtained the
> vectors from a physics experiment. The Norm of all vectors is very
> similar, and what is important is its direction!
> Therefore, what I want to do now is: give each vector a color with a
> different direction a different color, e.g., up to 0.5degree red, 0.5
> to 1 degree yellow, etc.
> The Problem: The norm of each vector is used as argument for the
> function that determines the color, according to the help
> "With the setting VectorColorFunction->func, the arguments supplied to
> func are as follows" ,...., x,y,Subscript[v, x],Subscript[v,
> y],Norm[{Subscript[v, x],Subscript[v, y]}]"
> Does anyone have an idea for a workaround?
> Thanks
> Peter

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