# Problems plotting ImplicitRegion

I have run into some rather strange behavior regarding plotting over regions defined by ImplicitRegion. I have a condition given by

cond = (1 - 4 q^2)^2 (-19 - 88 q^2 + 144 q^4 + 12 (1 - 4 q^2)^2 Cos[a] + (-1 - 8 q^2 + 48 q^4) Cos[2 a])^2 (-1803 + 7732 q^2 + 5744 q^4 + 5568 q^6 + 12 (33 + 644 q^2 + 816 q^4 + 704 q^6) Cos[a] + 4 (35 + 16 q^2 (4 + 79 q^2 + 56 q^4)) Cos[2 a] + 12 (-1 - 20 q^2 + 80 q^4 + 64 q^6) Cos[3 a] + (-1 + 4 q^2)^3 Cos[4 a]) Sin[a]^2


I define an region with

region = ImplicitRegion[{cond>0 && 0<q<0.5 && 0<a<Pi},{q,a}];


As an example, when I then call

ContourPlot[q*a, Element[{q, a}, region]]


I get the following output, which works great. However, for one particular case I need to define a slightly different region.

region2 = ImplicitRegion[{cond>0.1 && 0<q<0.5 && 0<a<Pi},{q,a}];


However, now the region is completely useless. It will not produce anything with RegionPlot and when ContourPlot is called it just returns the following: Has anyone had any experience with this kind of behavior?

• stabRegion is blue in your screenshot, indicating that it doesn't have a value assigned. Are you sure you evaluated all definitions, and that you are using the correct variable name? Apr 30 at 18:14
• Yes - this is just a screenshot from a few days after. I did not want to rerun it as it took ~20 minutes to return nothing. Apr 30 at 19:14
• Try ContourPlot[q*a, Element[{q, a}, DiscretizeRegion@reg]] May 1 at 13:35

Edit

We can directly use RegionFunction

cond = (1 - 4 q^2)^2 (-19 - 88 q^2 + 144 q^4 +
12 (1 - 4 q^2)^2 Cos[a] + (-1 - 8 q^2 + 48 q^4) Cos[
2 a])^2 (-1803 + 7732 q^2 + 5744 q^4 + 5568 q^6 +
12 (33 + 644 q^2 + 816 q^4 + 704 q^6) Cos[a] +
4 (35 + 16 q^2 (4 + 79 q^2 + 56 q^4)) Cos[2 a] +
12 (-1 - 20 q^2 + 80 q^4 + 64 q^6) Cos[3 a] + (-1 + 4 q^2)^3 Cos[
4 a]) Sin[a]^2;
ContourPlot[q*a, {q, 0, 0.5}, {a, 0, Pi},
RegionFunction ->
Function[{q, a},
cond > 0.1 && 0 < q < 0.5 && 0 < a < Pi // Evaluate],
AspectRatio -> Automatic]


Or

cond = (1 - 4 q^2)^2 (-19 - 88 q^2 + 144 q^4 +
12 (1 - 4 q^2)^2 Cos[a] + (-1 - 8 q^2 + 48 q^4) Cos[
2 a])^2 (-1803 + 7732 q^2 + 5744 q^4 + 5568 q^6 +
12 (33 + 644 q^2 + 816 q^4 + 704 q^6) Cos[a] +
4 (35 + 16 q^2 (4 + 79 q^2 + 56 q^4)) Cos[2 a] +
12 (-1 - 20 q^2 + 80 q^4 + 64 q^6) Cos[3 a] + (-1 + 4 q^2)^3 Cos[
4 a]) Sin[a]^2;
region2 =
ImplicitRegion[{cond > 0.1 && 0 < q < 0.5 && 0 < a < Pi}, {q, a}];
ContourPlot[q*a, {q, 0, .5}, {a, 0, Pi},
RegionFunction -> Function[{q, a}, {q, a} ∈ region2]]


Original

We can use DiscretizeRegion

cond = (1 - 4 q^2)^2 (-19 - 88 q^2 + 144 q^4 +
12 (1 - 4 q^2)^2 Cos[a] + (-1 - 8 q^2 + 48 q^4) Cos[
2 a])^2 (-1803 + 7732 q^2 + 5744 q^4 + 5568 q^6 +
12 (33 + 644 q^2 + 816 q^4 + 704 q^6) Cos[a] +
4 (35 + 16 q^2 (4 + 79 q^2 + 56 q^4)) Cos[2 a] +
12 (-1 - 20 q^2 + 80 q^4 + 64 q^6) Cos[3 a] + (-1 + 4 q^2)^3 Cos[
4 a]) Sin[a]^2;
region2 =
ImplicitRegion[{cond > 0.1 && 0 < q < 0.5 && 0 < a < Pi}, {q, a}];
disretegion2 = DiscretizeRegion[region2, MaxCellMeasure -> 0.001]
ContourPlot[q*a, Element[{q, a}, disretegion2]] If we set cond > 1000, then we get 