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Graphics Gallery: Seven Faces of Sin

Theodore W. Gray
Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
Department: Director of User Interfaces
URL: http://www.theodoregray.com/
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The Mathematica Journal
Year: 1990
Volume: 1
Issue: 1
Page range: 36-37

DensityPlot is probably one of the lesser-used of the built-in Mathematica graphics functions. DensityPlot takes a function of two variables, say x and y, and produces a matrix of gray squares. Higher values are represented by lighter gray, and lower values by darker gray. One advantage of DensityPlot over Plot3D is that you can calculate many more sample points in a given amount of time, since Mathematica does not need to generate an individual three-dimensional polygon for each point in the plot.

*Mathematica Technology > Programming > 2D Graphics
*Mathematica Technology > Programming > Graphing and Plotting