3-D quiver or velocity plot

`quiver3(x,y,z,u,v,w)`

quiver3(z,u,v,w)

quiver3(...,scale)

quiver3(...,LineSpec)

quiver3(...,LineSpec,'filled')

quiver3(...,'PropertyName',PropertyValue,...)

quiver3(axes_handle,...)

h = quiver3(...)

A three-dimensional quiver plot displays vectors with components `(u,v,w)`

at
the points `(x,y,z)`

, where `u`

, `v`

, `w`

, `x`

, `y`

,
and `z`

all have real (non-complex) values.

`quiver3(x,y,z,u,v,w)`

plots
vectors with directions determined by components `(u,v,w)`

at
points determined by `(x,y,z)`

. The matrices `x`

,`y`

,`z`

,`u`

,`v`

,
and `w`

must all be the same size and contain the
corresponding position and vector components.

`quiver3(z,u,v,w)`

plots
vectors with directions determined by components `(u,v,w)`

at
equally spaced points along the surface `z`

. For
each vector `(u(i,j),v(i,j),w(i,j))`

, the column
index `j`

determines the *x*-value
of the point on the surface, the row index `i`

determines
the *y*-value, and `z(i,j)`

determines
the *z*-value. That is, `quiver3`

locates
the vector at the point on the surface `(j,i,z(i,j))`

.
The `quiver3`

function automatically scales the vectors
to prevent overlapping based on the distance between them.

`quiver3(...,scale)`

automatically
scales the vectors to prevent them from overlapping, and then multiplies
them by `scale`

. `scale`

`=`

`2`

doubles
their relative length, and `scale`

`=`

`0.5`

halves
them. Use `scale = 0`

to plot the vectors without
the automatic scaling.

`quiver3(...,LineSpec)`

specifies line style, marker symbol, and color using any valid `LineSpec`

. `quiver3`

draws
the markers at the origin of the vectors.

`quiver3(...,LineSpec,'filled')`

fills markers specified by `LineSpec`

.

`quiver3(...,'PropertyName',PropertyValue,...)`

specifies
property name and property value pairs for the quiver series that
the function creates.

`quiver3(axes_handle,...)`

plots into the axes with the handle `axes_handle`

instead
of into the current axes (`gca`

).

`h = quiver3(...)`

returns
the quiver series handle.

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