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  • ParametricPlot[ , , t , tmin , tmax ] produces a parametric plot with and coordinates and generated as a function of t.
  • ParametricPlot[ , , , , ... , t , tmin , tmax ] plots several parametric curves.
  • ParametricPlot evaluates its arguments in a non-standard way (see Section A.4.2). You should use Evaluate to evaluate the function to be plotted if this can safely be done before specific numerical values are supplied.
  • The options that can be given for ParametricPlot are the same as for Plot.
  • ParametricPlot has the default option setting Axes -> True.
  • ParametricPlot returns a Graphics object.
  • See the Mathematica book: Section 1.9.10.
  • See also: ContourPlot.
  • Related packages: Graphics`ImplicitPlot`, Graphics`PlotField`.

    Further Examples

    Here is a parametric representation of a Lissajous figure.

    Evaluate the cell to see the graphic.