# pylab_examples example code: tricontour_smooth_user.pyΒΆ

```"""
Demonstrates high-resolution tricontouring on user-defined triangular grids
with matplotlib.tri.UniformTriRefiner
"""
from matplotlib.tri import Triangulation, UniformTriRefiner
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import matplotlib.cm as cm
import numpy as np
import math

#-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
# Analytical test function
#-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
def function_z(x, y):
""" A function of 2 variables """
r1 = np.sqrt((0.5-x)**2 + (0.5-y)**2)
theta1 = np.arctan2(0.5-x, 0.5-y)
r2 = np.sqrt((-x-0.2)**2 + (-y-0.2)**2)
theta2 = np.arctan2(-x-0.2, -y-0.2)
z = -(2*(np.exp((r1/10)**2)-1)*30. * np.cos(7.*theta1) +
(np.exp((r2/10)**2)-1)*30. * np.cos(11.*theta2) +
0.7*(x**2 + y**2))
return (np.max(z)-z)/(np.max(z)-np.min(z))

#-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
# Creating a Triangulation
#-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
# First create the x and y coordinates of the points.
n_angles = 20

angles = np.linspace(0, 2*math.pi, n_angles, endpoint=False)
angles = np.repeat(angles[..., np.newaxis], n_radii, axis=1)
angles[:, 1::2] += math.pi/n_angles

z = function_z(x, y)

# Now create the Triangulation.
# (Creating a Triangulation without specifying the triangles results in the
# Delaunay triangulation of the points.)
triang = Triangulation(x, y)

xmid = x[triang.triangles].mean(axis=1)
ymid = y[triang.triangles].mean(axis=1)

#-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
# Refine data
#-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
refiner = UniformTriRefiner(triang)
tri_refi, z_test_refi = refiner.refine_field(z, subdiv=3)

#-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
# Plot the triangulation and the high-res iso-contours
#-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
plt.figure()
plt.gca().set_aspect('equal')
plt.triplot(triang, lw=0.5, color='white')

levels = np.arange(0., 1., 0.025)
cmap = cm.get_cmap(name='terrain', lut=None)
plt.tricontourf(tri_refi, z_test_refi, levels=levels, cmap=cmap)
plt.tricontour(tri_refi, z_test_refi, levels=levels,
colors=['0.25', '0.5', '0.5', '0.5', '0.5'],
linewidths=[1.0, 0.5, 0.5, 0.5, 0.5])

plt.title("High-resolution tricontouring")

plt.show()
```

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