Interact Exercise 5


Put the standard imports for Matplotlib, Numpy and the IPython widgets in the following cell.

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%matplotlib inline
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import numpy as np
from IPython.html.widgets import interact, interactive, fixed
from IPython.html import widgets
from IPython.display import display, SVG

:0: FutureWarning: IPython widgets are experimental and may change in the future.

Interact with SVG display

SVG is a simple way of drawing vector graphics in the browser. Here is a simple example of how SVG can be used to draw a circle in the Notebook:

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s = """
<svg width="100" height="100">
  <circle cx="50" cy="50" r="20" fill="aquamarine" />

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Write a function named draw_circle that draws a circle using SVG. Your function should take the parameters of the circle as function arguments and have defaults as shown. You will have to write the raw SVG code as a Python string and then use the IPython.display.SVG object and IPython.display.display function.

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def draw_circle(width=100, height=100, cx=25, cy=25, r=5, fill='red'):
    """Draw an SVG circle.
    width : int
        The width of the svg drawing area in px.
    height : int
        The height of the svg drawing area in px.
    cx : int
        The x position of the center of the circle in px.
    cy : int
        The y position of the center of the circle in px.
    r : int
        The radius of the circle in px.
    fill : str
        The fill color of the circle.
    s="""<svg width="%s" height="%s">
    <circle cx="%s" cy="%s" r="%s" fill="%s" />
</svg>"""%(str(width), str(height), str(cx), str(cy), str(r), str(fill))

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draw_circle(cx=10, cy=10, r=10, fill='blue')

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assert True # leave this to grade the draw_circle function

Use interactive to build a user interface for exploing the draw_circle function:

  • width: a fixed value of 300px
  • height: a fixed value of 300px
  • cx/cy: a slider in the range [0,300]
  • r: a slider in the range [0,50]
  • fill: a text area in which you can type a color's name

Save the return value of interactive to a variable named w.

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w=interactive(draw_circle, width=fixed(300), height=fixed(300), cx=(0,300, 1), cy=(0,300,1), r=(0,50,1), fill='red')

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c = w.children
assert c[0].min==0 and c[0].max==300
assert c[1].min==0 and c[1].max==300
assert c[2].min==0 and c[2].max==50
assert c[3].value=='red'

Use the display function to show the widgets created by interactive:

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assert True # leave this to grade the display of the widget

Play with the sliders to change the circles parameters interactively.