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## Normalizing x,y axis of a Contour Plot

Hello Experts,

I have a request that hopefully is not difficult. I have a matrix One

When I plot One the x and y axis is defined by the indices of the Matrix One

I need the X and Y axis to be normalized from 0 to 1 and from -1 to 1

Can you help?

Thanks

Russ

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## Re: Normalizing x,y axis of a Contour Plot

One additional comment.... I need the Matrix "One(x,y)" to be Normalized such that "One(m,n) such that m and n range from 0 to 1 and -1 to 1.

## Re: Normalizing x,y axis of a Contour Plot

if you want it to normalize, how do you want the point between [0,1] and [-1,1] looks like? is it a contiuous contour or you just want a discret point (1) in every corner and zero everywhere? Do you want it to change linearly? exponentially? or some other way? You need to be more specific.

## Re: Normalizing x,y axis of a Contour Plot

Hi Henry,

Thanks for helping...

Rather than having a Matrix whose x and y coordinates are defined by its indices, I need the Matrix to have x and y coordinates defined by the mapping from 0 to 1 and -1 to 1.

This is an exercise in the creation of a fractal. I need to have to spatial distribution to be mapped to -1 to 1 See the bottom of the attached.

## Re: Normalizing x,y axis of a Contour Plot

Would the two approches in the attached file help?

The first is to use with a 3D contour plot. As a mtrix can't have non integer indices I created a function f(Q,x,y) which uses the table as a lookup.

The second is for use in a normal 2D plot. A matrix is generated where the first colum represent the normalized x-, and the second the normalized y-values of all those elements in the original matrix with a value of 1.

Another approach would be to create a matrix which represents a bitmap, as was shown in this forum some times with different fractals. This approach would be extremely useful for colorful fractals like a mandelbrot, as you would have more control over color mapping, etc.

## Re: Normalizing x,y axis of a Contour Plot

The 3D plot is using the row and column indices because you haven't given it any x and y values. You need to create a matrix of x values and a matrix of y values. Put the x, y, and z values in a nested matrix, and drop that into the plot. see the attached.

## Re: Normalizing x,y axis of a Contour Plot

Thank you Richard. That's is what I did not know how to do. Sure appreciate your help. Thank you also to the other contributors.

## Re: Normalizing x,y axis of a Contour Plot

Richard,

I have a follow-on question. I need to reference points in the transformed space. I see that when I "flatten" the nested arrays that you created in "QQQ" the results is complicated. I need to be able to specify for example QQQ(x,y) such that a plot of QQQ(0,0) yields a point in the center of the fractal. Does this make sense?

## Re: Normalizing x,y axis of a Contour Plot

I have played with this a bit more. I was able to get a function that plot QP(x,y) but its a line not a point. Hmmm.

## Re: Normalizing x,y axis of a Contour Plot

Try the attached.

Plot2 is formatted as Scatterplot/DataPoints. That way you are able now to rotate, tilt, twist and zoom your plot using the mouse or the format menu, so be careful not to do so. Standard values are 0 for Rotate and 90 for Tilt and Twist.

PS: You may consider formatting Plot1 as scaterplot, too and play around with pointsize and colormap. See attached.

## Re: Normalizing x,y axis of a Contour Plot

It's not as complicated as it looks at first glance.The first matrix is the x coordinates, so all the columns are identical. The second matrix is the y coordinates, so all the rows are identical. If you look at either matrix on it's own as a surface, it's an inclinded plane. That's why you get all those stripes when you plot it as a contour plot.

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