# [Numpy-discussion] Impossible to draw a direction of arrows in Python???

Andreas Hilboll lists at hilboll.de
Fri Apr 12 05:36:48 EDT 2013

```> Hi,
> I have encountered some problem while I was drawing a direction of
> arrow. I have point (x,y) coordinates and angle of them. What I want to
> do is that to draw arrow according to the given angle (just to show the
> point direction as an arrow in each point coordinate). Here, we should
> assume coordinates of  '+x', '+y', '-x ', '-y' are 90, 0, 270, 180
> degrees, respectively.
> I am a bit unfamiliar with Python drawing tools. I am still not sure to
> draw directional point (arrow based on angle) whether I use pylab or
> some other modules or.. still not sure at all. I put the following codes
> as a sample to give better description:
>
> import numpy as np
> import scipy as sp
> import pylab as pl
>
> def draw_line(x,y,angle):
>              # Inputs:
>              x = np.array([ 2, 4, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16])
>              y = np.array([ 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35])
>              angles = np.array([45,275,190,100,280,18,45])
>
>              # First, draw (x,y) coordinate
>              ???
>              # Second, according to the angle indicate the direction as
> an arrow
>              ???
>

Hi Happyman,

your question would be better suited to the matplotlib-users mailing
list, pleaes re-post there.
I think mpl has a quiver method to do what you want, but I'm not sure.
Check the docs at matplotlib.org.

Cheers, A.

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