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Re: Parametric List Plot??

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  • Subject: [mg126498] Re: Parametric List Plot??
  • From: Alexei Boulbitch <Alexei.Boulbitch at>
  • Date: Tue, 15 May 2012 04:53:15 -0400 (EDT)
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For some phase portraits I want to plot two lists of data in one plot
(x and y axis).
I found ParametricPlot for functions but need that parametric part
combined with ListPlot..?
Thanks in advance!

To the best of my knowledge, there is no such a function. There is, however, a simple work around.
Say, for example, you need to solve this:

sol = NDSolve[{y''[t] == Sin[y[t]], y[0] == 1, y'[0] == 0},
   y[t], {t, 0, 3 \[Pi]}][[1]]

{y[t] -> \!\(\*
RowBox[{"InterpolatingFunction", "[",
RowBox[{"0.`", ",", "9.42477796076938`"}], "}"}], "}"}],
        ",", "\<\"<>\"\>"}], "]"}],

The result is the interpolation function. Now you need a numeric calculus package:


With this you easily find the numeric derivative, ND[ ], of the solution. Let us package it into a list
With the following structure {...{y[t],y'[t]}...}:

lst = Table[{y[t] /. sol /. t -> t1, ND[(y[t] /. sol), t, t1]}, {t1,
    0, 2. \[Pi], 0.05}];

Here is your phase portrait:


Evaluate it.

Have fun, Alexei

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