How to plot a smooth 2D color plot for z = f(x, y) in Matplotlib?

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To plot a smooth 2D color plot for z = f(x, y) in Matplotlib, we can take the following steps −

  • Set the figure size and adjust the padding between and around the subplots.
  • Create x and y data points using numpy.
  • Get z data points using f(x, y).
  • Display the data as an image, i.e., on a 2D regular raster, with z data points.
  • To display the figure, use show() method.

Example

import numpy as np
from matplotlib import pyplot as plt

plt.rcParams["figure.figsize"] = [7.50, 3.50]
plt.rcParams["figure.autolayout"] = True

def f(x, y):
   return np.array([i * i + j * j for j in y for i in x]).reshape(5, 5)

x = y = np.linspace(-1, 1, 5)
z = f(x, y)

plt.imshow(z, interpolation='bilinear')

plt.show()

Output

raja
Published on 07-Jul-2021 10:47:48
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