# fsurf not drawing cant explain

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Xinhua on 29 Apr 2019
Commented: David Wilson on 30 Apr 2019
Try these script below
clear
syms x y z;
f1= 0.594693*x - 0.037385*y - 4.415084e-48*(1.410081e94*x^2 - 1.010367e94*x*y - 7.167399e96*x - 6.594237e94*y^2 + 4.505749e95*y + 8.942503e98)^(1/2) - 26.520424;
f2= 0.594693*x - 0.037385*y + 4.415084e-48*(1.410081e94*x^2 - 1.010367e94*x*y - 7.167399e96*x - 6.594237e94*y^2 + 4.505749e95*y + 8.942503e98)^(1/2) - 26.520424;
fsurf(f1,'FaceColor','red')
hold on
fsurf(f2,'FaceColor','green')
hold off
xlabel('x');
ylabel('y');
zlabel('z');
It produce empty drawing.there are some big numbers in the equation but the final value should be within +-200.No reason it doesn't draw.

David Wilson on 29 Apr 2019
Edited: David Wilson on 29 Apr 2019
Do you really need to use the symbolic toolbox? Why not just plot a numerical surface? But you are right, your numbers are widely varying and your surfaces are fairly flat.
Below I just took arbitrary ranges.
clear
f1= @(x,y) 0.594693*x - 0.037385*y - 4.415084e-48*(1.410081e94*x.^2 - 1.010367e94*x.*y - 7.167399e96*x - ...
6.594237e94*y.^2 + 4.505749e95*y + 8.942503e98).^(1/2) - 26.520424;
f2= @(x,y) 0.594693*x - 0.037385*y + 4.415084e-48*(1.410081e94*x.^2 - 1.010367e94*x.*y - 7.167399e96*x - ...
6.594237e94*y.^2 + 4.505749e95*y + 8.942503e98).^(1/2) - 26.520424;
xv = linspace(-2,2,20)'; yv = linspace(-3,5,30)';
[X,Y] = meshgrid(xv,yv)
F1 = f1(X,Y);
F2 = f2(X,Y);
surf(xv, yv, F1)
hold on
surf(xv, yv, F2)
hold off
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David Wilson on 30 Apr 2019
One ugly solution is to identify where the complex regions are and then "NaN" them.
It's not overly pretty this way, but can be made better with a finer grid. You could always try fimplicit3 if not satisfied.
clear
f1= @(x,y) 0.594693*x - 0.037385*y - 4.415084e-48*(1.410081e94*x.^2 - 1.010367e94*x.*y - 7.167399e96*x - ...
6.594237e94*y.^2 + 4.505749e95*y + 8.942503e98).^(1/2) - 26.520424;
f2= @(x,y) 0.594693*x - 0.037385*y + 4.415084e-48*(1.410081e94*x.^2 - 1.010367e94*x.*y - 7.167399e96*x - ...
6.594237e94*y.^2 + 4.505749e95*y + 8.942503e98).^(1/2) - 26.520424;
% Now use a wide range
yv = linspace(-300,400,150)';
xv = linspace(-300,-120,130)';
[X,Y] = meshgrid(xv,yv)
F1 = f1(X,Y);
F2 = f2(X,Y);
F1(find(imag(F1)~=0)) = NaN; % drop complex parts
F2(find(imag(F2)~=0)) = NaN;
%
surf(xv, yv, real(F1))
hold on
surf(xv, yv, real(F2))
hold off
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