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Plot streamlines from 2-D or 3-D vector data

`streamline(X,Y,Z,U,V,W,startx,starty,startz)`

streamline(U,V,W,startx,starty,startz)

streamline(XYZ)

streamline(X,Y,U,V,startx,starty)

streamline(U,V,startx,starty)

streamline(XY)

streamline(...,options)

streamline(axes_handle,...)

h = streamline(...)

`streamline(X,Y,Z,U,V,W,startx,starty,startz)`

draws streamlines from 3-D vector data `U`

, `V`

, `W`

.

The arrays `X`

, `Y`

, and `Z`

,
which define the coordinates for `U`

, `V`

,
and `W`

, must be monotonic, but do not need to be
uniformly spaced. `X`

, `Y`

, and `Z`

must
have the same number of elements, as if produced by `meshgrid`

.

`startx`

, `starty`

, `startz`

define
the starting positions of the streamlines. The section Specifying
Starting Points for Stream Plots provides more information
on defining starting points.

`streamline(U,V,W,startx,starty,startz)`

assumes the arrays `X`

, `Y`

, and `Z`

are
defined as `[X,Y,Z] = meshgrid(1:N,1:M,1:P)`

, where ```
[M,N,P]
= size(U)
```

.

`streamline(XYZ)`

assumes `XYZ`

is
a precomputed cell array of vertex arrays (as produced by `stream3`

).

`streamline(X,Y,U,V,startx,starty)`

draws streamlines from 2-D vector data `U`

, `V`

.

The arrays `X`

and `Y`

, which
define the coordinates for `U`

and `V`

,
must be monotonic, but do not need to be uniformly spaced. `X`

and `Y`

must
have the same number of elements, as if produced by `meshgrid`

.

`startx`

and `starty`

define
the starting positions of the streamlines. The output argument `h`

contains
a vector of line handles, one handle for each streamline.

`streamline(U,V,startx,starty)`

assumes the arrays `X`

and `Y`

are
defined as `[X,Y] = meshgrid(1:N,1:M)`

, where ```
[M,N]
= size(U)
```

.

`streamline(XY)`

assumes `XY`

is
a precomputed cell array of vertex arrays (as produced by `stream2`

).

`streamline(...,options)`

specifies the options used when creating the streamlines. Define `options`

as
a one- or two-element vector containing the step size or the step
size and the maximum number of vertices in a streamline:

[stepsize]

or

[stepsize, max_number_vertices]

If you do not specify values, MATLAB^{®} uses the default:

Step size = 0.1 (one tenth of a cell)

Maximum number of vertices = 1000

`streamline(axes_handle,...)`

plots into the axes object with the handle `axes_handle`

instead
of the into current axes object (`gca`

).

`h = streamline(...)`

returns
a vector of line handles, one handle for each streamline.

`coneplot`

| `meshgrid`

| `stream2`

| `stream3`

| `streamparticles`

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