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plots[polygonplot] - create a plot of one or more polygons

Calling Sequence

polygonplot(L, options)

polygonplot(A, options)

polygonplot(v1, v2, options)




list of polygon vertices, each given as a two-element list



n by 2 Matrix, where n is any positive integer

v1, v2


Vectors of the same length



(optional) equations of the form option=value, where option is any of the available plot options 



The polygonplot command is used to create a 2-D plot of a polygon. The polygon's vertices are provided as the list L, the Matrix A, or the Vectors v1 and v2.


The list L must contain 2-element lists or Vectors [x, y], each representing the numeric x- and y-coordinates of a vertex.


The Matrix must be n by 2, where n is any positive integer. Each row of the Matrix contains the x- and y-coordinates of a vertex. If a 2 by n Matrix is given, with n not equal to 2, then it will be automatically transposed. The Vectors, representing the x-coordinates and the y-coordinates of the vertices respectively, can have any length, but both must have the same length.


If you have a very large number of points, it is recommended that you provide the data as a Matrix with datatype set to float.


Remaining arguments are interpreted as options which are specified as equations of the form option = value. These options are the same as those available for the plot command, as described in plot options.


Multiple polygons may be plotted by providing a list containing polygons in the list or Matrix form, as described above. In this case, the color option value can be a list of n colors, where n is the number of polygons.







The command to create the plot from the Plotting Guide is





The style option controls how the polygon is drawn.  In the next example, the same polygon is drawn without the border.


See Also

Matrix, plot, plot/color, plot/option, plot/style, plots/polygonplot3d, plots/polyhedraplot

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