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# $Id: arrowPlotExample2.py,v 1.2 2005/05/24 01:30:36 paultcochrane Exp $ 
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""" 
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Example of plotting a vector field with pyvisi 
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This example uses 2D array inputs, which is sometimes easier for users. 
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""" 
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# what plotting method are we using? 
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method = 'pyvisi' 
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# set up some data to plot 
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from Numeric import * 
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dim = 10 
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# initialise the positions of the vectors 
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x = zeros((dim,dim), typecode=Float) 
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y = zeros((dim,dim), typecode=Float) 
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# initialise the vector displacements 
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# (I may need to rethink how this works in the interface) 
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dx = zeros((dim,dim), typecode=Float) 
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dy = zeros((dim,dim), typecode=Float) 
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# set the positions randomly, and set the displacements to some smaller 
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# random number but of mean zero instead of distributed between 0 and 1 
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import random 
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random.seed() 
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for i in range(dim): 
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for j in range(dim): 
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x[i,j] = random.random() 
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y[i,j] = random.random() 
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dx[i,j] = (random.random()0.5)/5.0 
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dy[i,j] = (random.random()0.5)/5.0 
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# plot it using one of the three methods 
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if method == 'pyvisi': 
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# example code for how a user would write a script in pyvisi 
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from pyvisi import * # base level visualisation stuff 
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#from pyvisi.utils import * # pyvisi specific utils 
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# import the objects to render the scene using the specific renderer 
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from pyvisi.renderers.gnuplot import * # gnuplot 
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# define the scene object 
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# a Scene is a container for all of the kinds of things you want to put 
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# into your plot for instance, images, meshes, arrow/vector/quiver plots, 
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# contour plots, spheres etc. 
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scene = Scene() 
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# create a LinePlot object 
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plot = ArrowPlot(scene) 
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# add some helpful info to the plot 
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plot.title = 'Example 2D arrow/quiver/vector field plot' 
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plot.xlabel = 'x' 
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plot.ylabel = 'y' 
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# assign some data to the plot 
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plot.setData(x, y, dx, dy) 
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# render the scene to screen 
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scene.render(pause=True, interactive=True) 
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# save the scene out to file 
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plot.setData(x, y, dx, dy) # have to do this now because we've already 
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# render()ed the scene. This requirement 
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# will be removed in the future 
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scene.save(fname="arrowPlotExample2.png", format=PngImage()) 
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elif method == 'vtk': 
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#### original vtk code 
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print "Sorry, the vtk interface hasn't been written yet." 
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elif method == 'plplot': 
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#### original plplot code 
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print "Sorry, the plplot interface hasn't been written yet." 
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else: 
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print "Eeek! What plotting method am I supposed to use???" 
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# vim: expandtab shiftwidth=4: 
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