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I am wanting to produce this shape, with a top at Y=1 and bottom at Y=-1. Shape

I have sort of sketched over it, but the stream shown is correct. I would like a vortex at each side at (-1,0) and (1,0) or maybe no vortex. How might I create the function for this in StreamPlot? Thank you very much.

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  • $\begingroup$ Could you possibly give the code you used to generate the StreamPlot you have so far? Thanks! $\endgroup$ – Anne Nov 17 '17 at 21:46
  • $\begingroup$ Hi Anne. I generated it in Wolfram Alpha with StreamPlot[{y,x},{x, -1, 1},{y, -1, 1}] and used Paint Shop to edit it (pasting it together). $\endgroup$ – rolypolyman Nov 18 '17 at 0:17
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StreamScale->Full

as in

StreamPlot[{-1 - x^2 + y, 1 + x - y^2}, 
 {x, -3, 3}, {y, -3, 3},
 StreamScale -> Full]
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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, you all are awesome. I'm trying to plot it in Wolfram Alpha as that's all I have at this moment, and I am getting something completely different, full of noise. Is there a reason why it's not plotting the same? StreamPlot[{-1 - x^2 + y, 1 + x - y^2}, {x, -3, 3}, {y, -3, 3}] i.imgur.com/Eyr17sY.jpg $\endgroup$ – rolypolyman Nov 18 '17 at 0:13
  • $\begingroup$ I get exactly the same in Mathematica and WolframAlpha. $\endgroup$ – David G. Stork Nov 18 '17 at 0:28
  • $\begingroup$ @rolypolyman Note that questions about Wolfram Alpha are explicitly off topic. $\endgroup$ – Michael E2 Dec 18 '17 at 2:53

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