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Matlab map projection plot

  1. Jul 10, 2009 #1
    Hi there,

    I am trying to plot the coordinates of Supernovae onto what I think is known as a hammer plot i.e a 2D plot representing the surface of a sphere. I have no idea how to do this, and have been searching the internet to no avail. Can anyone offer any advice ? I only have a basic knowledge of Matlab.

    Thank you.
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  3. Jul 11, 2009 #2


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    Unfortunately, I've never heard of a hammer plot, and a search for it (even in quotes, which looks for exactly that phrase) turns up nothing of relevance (though it does turn up your post, and a link to the Hebrew Hammer, which I thought was a hilarious movie).

    Perhaps you can make something work with MATLAB's polar plot function? You'd probably have to figure out how to plot lines for appropriate lobes (like a one-piece orange skin) but you can probably work something out:
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