Quiver Demo#

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import numpy as np
import holoviews as hv
from holoviews import opts

Define data#

xs, ys = np.arange(0, 2 * np.pi, .2), np.arange(0, 2 * np.pi, .2)
X, Y = np.meshgrid(xs, ys)
U = np.cos(X)
V = np.sin(Y)

# Convert to magnitude and angle
mag = np.sqrt(U**2 + V**2)
angle = (np.pi/2.) - np.arctan2(U/mag, V/mag)


label = 'Arrows scale with plot width, not view'

opts.defaults(opts.VectorField(height=400, width=500))

vectorfield = hv.VectorField((xs, ys, angle, mag))
label = "pivot='mid'; every third arrow"

vf_mid = hv.VectorField((xs[::3], ys[::3], angle[::3, ::3], mag[::3, ::3], ))
points = hv.Points((X[::3, ::3].flat, Y[::3, ::3].flat))


(vf_mid * points).relabel(label)
label = "pivot='tip'; scales with x view"

vectorfield = hv.VectorField((xs, ys, angle, mag))
points = hv.Points((X.flat, Y.flat))

(points * vectorfield).opts(
    opts.VectorField(magnitude='Magnitude', color='Magnitude',
                     pivot='tip', line_width=2, title=label))
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