I want to paint over the ellipse. I have following

a = 2;
b = 1;
ellipse[a_, b_][t_] := {a*Cos[t], b*Sin[t]}
ellipse[a, b][10]
ParametricPlot[{ellipse[a, b][t]}, {t, -10, 10}]

How can i paint over this area? I was trying to use some options of parametric plot, but without success. Help please! Tnx

  • $\begingroup$ Try RegionPlot instead of ParametricPlot. $\endgroup$ – Will.Mo Nov 20 '17 at 12:03
  • $\begingroup$ How can I use region plot if I have only parametric function ellipse? $\endgroup$ – Mykhailo Voloshyn Nov 20 '17 at 12:10
  • $\begingroup$ Using ParametricRegion but for performance sake you should calculate parameters and use Circle. $\endgroup$ – Kuba Nov 20 '17 at 12:18
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks. I was trying using ParametricRegion, and the ellipse is painted, but how to paint over the area? I have an error. $\endgroup$ – Mykhailo Voloshyn Nov 20 '17 at 12:49
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    $\begingroup$ Graphics[{LightBlue, Opacity[0.75], Disk[{0, 0}, {a, b}]}, Axes -> True] or Graphics[{Circle[{0, 0}, {a, b}], LightBlue, Opacity[0.75], Disk[{0, 0}, {a, b}]}, Axes -> True] $\endgroup$ – Bob Hanlon Nov 20 '17 at 13:46

You can introduce an extruding parameter within ParametricPlot or ParametricRegion.


ParametricPlot[r ellipse[a, b][t], {t, 0, 2π}, {r, 0, 1}]

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Region @ ParametricRegion[r ellipse[a, b][t], {{t, 0, 2π}, {r, 0, 1}}]

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ParametricPlot is used for visualization only, whereas ParametricRegion can be used for more than just visualization -- it's a region. You can query mathematical properties like area, centroid, point membership, etc.


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