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images_contours_and_fields example code: streamplot_demo_start_points.pyΒΆ

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Demo of the `streamplot` function.

A streamplot, or streamline plot, is used to display 2D vector fields. This
example shows a few features of the stream plot function:

    * Varying the color along a streamline.
    * Varying the density of streamlines.
    * Varying the line width along a stream line.
import numpy as np
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

X, Y = (np.linspace(-3, 3, 100),
        np.linspace(-3, 3, 100))

U, V = np.mgrid[-3:3:100j, 0:0:100j]

seed_points = np.array([[-2, 0, 1], [-2, 0, 1]])

fig0, ax0 = plt.subplots()
strm = ax0.streamplot(X, Y, U, V, color=U, linewidth=2,
            , start_points=seed_points.T)

ax0.plot(seed_points[0], seed_points[1], 'bo')

ax0.axis((-3, 3, -3, 3))

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