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Parametric Function Plotter: Gallery

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Parametric functions can produce some beautiful curves, here is a selection.

1. Lissajous Curve, x(t) = sin(3*t), y(t) = cos(5*t)

Lissajous

2. "Hair-Spring", x(t) = t*sin(t), y(t) = t*cos(t)

Hair Spring

3. A logarithmic spiral, x(t) = cos(t)*exp(t/5),
y(t) = sin(t)*exp(t/5), t ranges from 0 to 50.

Spiral

4. A "ball of wool", created by x(t) = sin(exp(t)) and
y(t) = cos(exp(t)). t ranges from 0 to 6.

Ball

5. The beautiful butterfly curve, plotted using
x(t) =SIN(t)*(EXP(COS(t))-2*COS(4*t)-(SIN(t/12)^5))
y(t) =COS(t)*(EXP(COS(t))-2*COS(4*t)-(SIN(t/12)^5))
t ranges from 0 to 60.

Butterfly

6. A wire frame, plotted using x(t) =MOD(t,21), y(t) =MOD(t,17). t ranges from 0 to 356

Wireframe