The ax.set_xlim and ax.set_ylim functions are ignoring the ‘equal’ status; not sure why, or whether that is wrong .
But since you are already using pylab, there is a much easier way that does work.
After your plot(4cos(an),4sin(an)) command, simply type
axis((xmin,xmax,ymin,ymax)) (both -5 and +5 I guess)
and it will work as expected.
If you insist on working the way you were, you have to use the right order, and fix the limits:
I am trying to use quiver with equal axes. I have not been successful.
I suspect it is something simple such as not grabbing the correct axes.
If I use figure(figsize(7,7)), the plot seems to be a square, but it is
not. This is apparent when I run the script using:
python quiver6.py -dPS
and make two printouts which I then overlay with one rotated by 90 degrees.
I am using matplotlib 0.87.1 with numarray and GTKAgg backend.
Here is my code:
from pylab import *
an = linspace(0,2*pi,100)
X,Y = meshgrid( arange(-pi,pi,.2),arange(-pi
U = cos(X)
V = sin(Y)
quiver( X,Y, U, V, color=True )
ax = gca() # Return the current axes
savefig(‘quiver6’, orientation = ‘landscape’)
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