# [SciPy-user] Nit in SciPy tutorial?

Grant Edwards grante at visi.com
Thu Nov 18 17:34:36 CST 2004

```Sorry to be a pest, but I'm confused by something in the
SciPy tutorial.  On p23, it says

"[...],the function interpolate.bisplrep is available. This
function takes as required inputs the 1-D arrays x, y, and z
which represent points on the surface z = f (x, y).

In the example code at the bottom of p23:

>>> x,y = mgrid[-1:1:20j,-1:1:20j]
[...]
>>> tck = interpolate.bisplrep(x,y,z,s=0)

According to the text x and y should be 1-D arrays, but I
printed their shapes and x.shape and y.shape are both (20,20).
That's 2-D, right?  [It does work.]

A bit of experimenting seems to indicate that x,y,z can either
be 1-D or 2-D, since the following code works as well:

import sys,Gnuplot
from scipy import *

x,y = mgrid[-1:1:20j,-1:1:20j]
x.shape,y.shape = (-1,),(-1,)

z = (x+y)*exp(-6.0*(x*x+y*y))

tck = interpolate.bisplrep(x,y,z,s=0)

xn,yn = mgrid[-1:1:70j,-1:1:70j]
zn = interpolate.bisplev(xn[:,0],yn[0,:],tck)

gp = Gnuplot.Gnuplot()
gp.set_label("xlabel","x")
gp.set_label("ylabel","y")
gp.set_label("zlabel","z")
gp.splot(Gnuplot.Data(x,y,z,with='points'),
Gnuplot.GridData(zn,xn[:,0],yn[0,:],with='lines'))

--
Grant Edwards
grante at visi.com

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