Displaying the contours of a functionΒΆ

An example showing how to display the contours of a function with matplotlib.

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Python source code: plot_contour_ex.py

import numpy as np
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
def f(x,y):
return (1 - x / 2 + x**5 + y**3) * np.exp(-x**2 -y**2)
n = 256
x = np.linspace(-3, 3, n)
y = np.linspace(-3, 3, n)
X,Y = np.meshgrid(x, y)
plt.axes([0.025, 0.025, 0.95, 0.95])
plt.contourf(X, Y, f(X, Y), 8, alpha=.75, cmap=plt.cm.hot)
C = plt.contour(X, Y, f(X, Y), 8, colors='black', linewidth=.5)
plt.clabel(C, inline=1, fontsize=10)
plt.xticks(())
plt.yticks(())
plt.show()

Total running time of the example: 0.11 seconds ( 0 minutes 0.11 seconds)