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Quiver or velocity plot

`quiver(x,y,u,v)quiver(u,v)quiver(...,scale)quiver(...,LineSpec)quiver(...,LineSpec,'filled')quiver(...,'`

A quiver plot displays velocity vectors as arrows with components `(u,v)` at
the points `(x,y)`.

For example, the first vector is defined by components `u(1)`,`v(1)` and
is displayed at the point `x(1)`,`y(1)`.

`quiver(x,y,u,v)` plots
vectors as arrows at the coordinates specified in each corresponding
pair of elements in `x` and `y`.
The matrices `x`, `y`, `u`,
and `v` must all be the same size and contain corresponding
position and velocity components. However, `x` and `y` can
also be vectors, as explained in the next section. By default, the
arrows are scaled to just not overlap, but you can scale them to be
longer or shorter if you want.

`quiver(u,v)` draws vectors
specified by `u` and `v` at equally
spaced points in the *x*-*y* plane.

`quiver(...,scale)`
automatically scales the arrows to fit within the grid and then stretches
them by the factor `scale`. `scale` `=` `2` doubles
their relative length, and `scale` `=` `0.5` halves
the length. Use `scale = 0` to plot the velocity
vectors without automatic scaling. You can also
tune the length of arrows after they have been drawn by choosing the Plot
Edit
tool, selecting the quivergroup object, opening
the Property Editor, and adjusting the **Length** slider.

`quiver(...,LineSpec)` specifies
line style, marker symbol, and color using any valid `LineSpec`. `quiver` draws
the markers at the origin of the vectors.

`quiver(...,LineSpec,'filled')`
fills markers specified by `LineSpec`.

`quiver(...,'PropertyName',PropertyValue,...)` specifies
property name and property value pairs for the quivergroup objects
the function creates.

`quiver(axes_handle,...)`
plots into the axes with the handle `axes_handle` instead
of into the current axes (`gca`).

`h = quiver(...)`
returns the handle to the quivergroup object.

MATLAB^{®} expands `x` and `y` if
they are not matrices. This expansion is equivalent to calling `meshgrid` to generate matrices from vectors:

[x,y] =meshgrid(x,y); quiver(x,y,u,v)

In this case, the following must be true:

`length(x)` `=` `n` and `length(y)` `=` `m`,
where `[m,n]` `=` `size(u)` `=` `size(v)`.

The vector `x` corresponds to the columns of `u` and `v`,
and vector `y` corresponds to the rows of `u` and `v`.

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