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Contours

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Contours
is an option for contour plots that specifies the contours to draw.
  • The following settings can be given for Contours:
ncontours at n equally spaced levels
Automaticcontours chosen automatically
{Automatic,n}at most n contours chosen automatically
{f1,f2,...}contours at levels fi
{{f1,gr1},...}contours drawn with graphics directives gri
funca function to be applied to zmin, zmax to get the list of contours
  • With Automatic settings, "nice" equally spaced contour levels are chosen, whose values minimize the number of digits in their decimal representation.
  • ContourPlot and ContourPlot3D let you give an equation fg or a list of equations as a way to specify single contours to draw.
Automatically select contours:
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Select three equally spaced contours:
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Specify an explicit set of contours:
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Select five contour surfaces in three dimensions:
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