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  • Subject: [mg14509] RE: [mg14492] ParametricPlot
  • From: "jmthomas" <jmthomas at>
  • Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 04:33:10 -0500
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See The Mathematica Book Section 2.5.5 and try:
ParametricPlot[Evaluate[eight[t]],{t,0,2 Pi}]

Hope this helps,

Jean-Marie THOMAS
jmthomas at
Conseil et Audit en Ingenierie de Calcul Strasbourg, France

-----Original Message-----
From: Peter [mailto:phuesser at] To: mathgroup at
Subject: [mg14509] [mg14492] ParametricPlot

I have the following defintion in Mathematica notebook (version 3.01 for

eight[t_]:={Sin[t],Sin[t] Cos[t]}

Trying to plot this by executing

ParametricPlot[eight[t],{t,0,2 Pi}];

produces the right graphic but also an warning:

ParametricPlot::"ppcom": "Function eight[t] cannot be compiled; plotting
will proceed with the uncompiled function."

What is wrong ?

Email: phuesser at

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