Array Computing and Curve Plotting

  • Hans Petter Langtangen
Part of the Texts in Computational Science and Engineering book series (TCSE, volume 6)


Arrays represent perhaps the most useful object in numerical computing. This chapter gives a brief introduction to arrays, how they are created and what they can be used for. Array computing usually ends up with a lot of numbers, which are hard to understand unless they are visualized in a proper way. This chapter concentrates on visualizing one-dimensional array data as curves of the form y=f(x). We describe Python tools for plotting such curves.


Array Element Python Program Scalar Code List Object Array Object 
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    H. P. Langtangen. Python Scripting for Computational Science, volume 3 of Texts in Computational Science and Engineering. Springer, Berlin, 3rd edition, 2009. Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans Petter Langtangen
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  1. 1.Simula Research LaboratoryLysaker, FornebuNorway
  2. 2.Department of InformaticsUniversity of OsloOsloNorway

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