Contours

Contours

is an option for contour plots that specifies the contours to draw.

Details

  • 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.
  • In ContourPlot and ListContourPlot, Contours specifies contour lines.
  • In ContourPlot3D and ListContourPlot3D, Contours specifies contour surfaces.
  • ContourPlot and ContourPlot3D let you give an equation f==g or a list of equations as a way to specify single contours to draw.

Examples

Basic Examples  (4)

Automatically select contours:

Select three equally spaced contours:

Specify an explicit set of contours:

Select five contour surfaces in three dimensions:

Wolfram Research (1991), Contours, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/Contours.html (updated 2007).

Text

Wolfram Research (1991), Contours, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/Contours.html (updated 2007).

BibTeX

@misc{reference.wolfram_2021_contours, author="Wolfram Research", title="{Contours}", year="2007", howpublished="\url{https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/Contours.html}", note=[Accessed: 02-August-2021 ]}

BibLaTeX

@online{reference.wolfram_2021_contours, organization={Wolfram Research}, title={Contours}, year={2007}, url={https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/Contours.html}, note=[Accessed: 02-August-2021 ]}

CMS

Wolfram Language. 1991. "Contours." Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Wolfram Research. Last Modified 2007. https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/Contours.html.

APA

Wolfram Language. (1991). Contours. Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Retrieved from https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/Contours.html