[pstricks] Defining a maxmum and minimum point

Arne Hallam ahallam at iastate.edu
Sun Apr 8 17:59:52 CEST 2007

So I am going to answer part of my own question.

I read a bit more carefully in the PST-3dplot manual and found a couple 
of pages I had missed.  So I am part of the way there.

In the code below I seem to be making a mistake in the definition of the 
function so that it points down instead of up.  I cannot see anything 
obvious in my function definition.

z= 2(5x +4y -2x^2 +xy -y^2) -6x - 2y

I also want the axes to be black, and not red. 

Anything obvious?


\psplotThreeD[plotstyle=ccurve,linecolor=red, drawStyle=xLines,
yPlotpoints=20, xPlotpoints=20,linewidth=0.75pt](0,4)(0,4){%
x 5 mul y 4 mul add x dup mul 2 sub x y mul add y dup sub 2 mul
x 6 mul sub y 2 mul sub}


Arne Hallam wrote:
> So I was looking for an example of the something like the following for 
> me to use in class.
> I have something I drew in Mathamatica but I ended up using a square for 
> a  circular neighborhood because I don't know how to draw implicit 
> circles in 3D Mathematica.  So I am now trying PSTricks which works for 
> lots of other cool things.
> Show a surface in 3 dimensions (which I can easily do).
> Show a small circle or disc at (x1,x2,0) in the x1-x2 plane(which I 
> cannot do)
> Show the points on the surface that lie above this disc (which I am not 
> sure how to do, I know how to patch it on top of the first surface in 
> different color, but that is about all)
> Put a point on the surface above the disc that is maximal in set (which 
> I can do).
> I would like to add some nice lines and things, but I can do that.
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