VectorFieldPlots`
VectorFieldPlots`

ScaleFactor

As of Version 7.0, ScaleFactor has been superseded by VectorScale.

ScaleFactor

is an option for the vector field visualization functions that scales the vectors so that the longest vector displayed is of the length specified.

Details and Options

  • To use ScaleFactor, you first need to load the Vector Field Plotting Package using Needs["VectorFieldPlots`"].
  • In function-based visualization functions, ScaleFactor->Automatic scales the vectors so that each vector fits within the grid without overlapping the base of another vector.
  • ScaleFactor->None does not rescale the vectors.
  • In list-based visualization functions, ScaleFactor->Automatic is the same as ScaleFunction->None.
  • ScaleFactor is applied after ScaleFunction and MaxArrowLength.

Examples

Basic Examples  (1)

Scale vectors so they do not overlap:

Unscaled vectors:

Wolfram Research (2007), ScaleFactor, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/VectorFieldPlots/ref/ScaleFactor.html.

Text

Wolfram Research (2007), ScaleFactor, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/VectorFieldPlots/ref/ScaleFactor.html.

CMS

Wolfram Language. 2007. "ScaleFactor." Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Wolfram Research. https://reference.wolfram.com/language/VectorFieldPlots/ref/ScaleFactor.html.

APA

Wolfram Language. (2007). ScaleFactor. Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Retrieved from https://reference.wolfram.com/language/VectorFieldPlots/ref/ScaleFactor.html

BibTeX

@misc{reference.wolfram_2024_scalefactor, author="Wolfram Research", title="{ScaleFactor}", year="2007", howpublished="\url{https://reference.wolfram.com/language/VectorFieldPlots/ref/ScaleFactor.html}", note=[Accessed: 25-April-2024 ]}

BibLaTeX

@online{reference.wolfram_2024_scalefactor, organization={Wolfram Research}, title={ScaleFactor}, year={2007}, url={https://reference.wolfram.com/language/VectorFieldPlots/ref/ScaleFactor.html}, note=[Accessed: 25-April-2024 ]}