# Batman equation in MATLAB

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Friedrich on 5 Aug 2011
Commented: Sama Elsayed on 13 Dec 2019
Hi folks,
I am looking for a smart way to implement the Batman equation in MATLAB:
I came up with this:
syms x y
eq1 = ((x/7)^2*sqrt(abs(abs(x)-3)/(abs(x)-3))+(y/3)^2*sqrt(abs(y+3/7*sqrt(33))/(y+3/7*sqrt(33)))-1);
eq2 = (abs(x/2)-((3*sqrt(33)-7)/112)*x^2-3+sqrt(1-(abs(abs(x)-2)-1)^2)-y);
eq3 = (9*sqrt(abs((abs(x)-1)*(abs(x)-.75))/((1-abs(x))*(abs(x)-.75)))-8*abs(x)-y);
eq4 = (3*abs(x)+.75*sqrt(abs((abs(x)-.75)*(abs(x)-.5))/((.75-abs(x))*(abs(x)-.5)))-y);
eq5 = (2.25*sqrt(abs((x-.5)*(x+.5))/((.5-x)*(.5+x)))-y);
eq6 = (6*sqrt(10)/7+(1.5-.5*abs(x))*sqrt(abs(abs(x)-1)/(abs(x)-1))-(6*sqrt(10)/14)*sqrt(4-(abs(x)-1)^2)-y);
axes('Xlim', [-7.25 7.25], 'Ylim', [-5 5]);
hold on
ezplot(eq1,[-8 8 -3*sqrt(33)/7 6-4*sqrt(33)/7]);
ezplot(eq2,[-4 4]);
ezplot(eq3,[-1 -0.75 -5 5]);
ezplot(eq3,[0.75 1 -5 5]);
ezplot(eq4,[-0.75 0.75 2.25 5]);
ezplot(eq5,[-0.5 0.5 -5 5]);
ezplot(eq6,[-3 -1 -5 5]);
ezplot(eq6,[1 3 -5 5]);
colormap([0 0 1])
title('Batman');
xlabel('');
ylabel('');
hold off
Any other ideas are welcome.

#### 1 Comment

Oleg Komarov on 5 Aug 2011
I've submitted just less than a week ago the BATMAN equation to Martin Sona's question but he apparently deleted it (so much of my time...but cache is good)

Oleg Komarov on 5 Aug 2011
Edited: Walter Roberson on 12 Jan 2017
% Grey axes
axes('Xlim' ,[-7 7] , 'Xtick' ,-7:7,...
'Ylim' ,[-5 5] , 'Ytick' ,-5:5,...
'YtickL','' , 'XtickL','' ,...
'Ygrid' ,'on' , 'Xgrid' ,'on',...
'Xcolor',[.8 .8 .8], 'Ycolor',[.8 .8 .8]);
hold on
% Outer wings
f1 = '(x/7)^2 * sqrt(abs(abs(x)-3)/(abs(x)-3)) + (y/3)^2 * sqrt(abs(y + 3/7*sqrt(33))/(y + 3/7*sqrt(33))) - 1';
ezplot(f1,[-8 8 -3*sqrt(33)/7 6-4*sqrt(33)/7]);
% Bottom
f2 = 'abs(x/2)-(3*sqrt(33)-7) * x^2/112 - 3 + sqrt(1-(abs(abs(x)-2)-1)^2) - y';
ezplot(f2,[-4 4]);
% Outer ears
f3 = '9 * sqrt(abs((1-abs(x))*(abs(x)-0.75)) / ((1-abs(x))*(abs(x)-0.75))) - 8*abs(x) - y';
ezplot(f3,[-1 -0.75 -5 5]);
ezplot(f3,[ 0.75 1 -5 5]);
% Inner ears
f4 = '3*abs(x) + 0.75*sqrt(abs((0.75-abs(x))*(abs(x)-.5)) / ((.75-abs(x))*(abs(x)-.5))) - y';
ezplot(f4,[-0.75 0.75 2.25 5]);
% Connect inner ears (flat line)
f5 = '2.25*sqrt(abs(((0.5-x)*(0.5+x))/((0.5-x)*(0.5+x)))) - y';
ezplot(f5,[-0.5 0.5 -5 5]);
% Inner wings
f6 = '6*sqrt(10)/7 + (1.5-0.5*abs(x)) * sqrt(abs(abs(x)-1) / (abs(x)-1)) - 6*sqrt(10)/14 * sqrt(4-(abs(x)-1)^2) - y';
ezplot(f6,[-3 -1 -5 5]);
ezplot(f6,[ 1 3 -5 5]);
% Change line color and width
set(get(gca,'children'),'Color','b','Linew',2)
% Title and labels
title('Batman'); xlabel(''); ylabel('')
% Superimpose black axes with xy-ticklabels
xlbl(1:15,1:2) = ' '; xlbl([1,8,15],:) = ['-7';' 0';' 7'];
ylbl(1:11,1:2) = ' '; ylbl([1,6,11],:) = ['-5';' 0';' 5'];
axes('Xlim' ,[-7 7], 'Xtick' ,-7:7,...
'Ylim' ,[-5 5], 'Ytick' ,-5:5,...
'YtickL',ylbl , 'XtickL',xlbl,...
'Box' ,'on' , 'Color' ,'none');
*EDIT*
The link shows that all the f# are multiplied and plotted but it doesn't work because ezplot somehow plots the real part of the imaginary numbers(?).
With the piecewise implementation only the core functions should be used (but I left the extended version so that others can copy):
f1 = '(x/7)^2 + (y/3)^2 - 1';
f2 = 'abs(x/2)-(3*sqrt(33)-7) * x^2/112 - 3 + sqrt(1-(abs(abs(x)-2)-1)^2) - y';
f3 = '9 - 8*abs(x) - y';
f4 = '3*abs(x) + 0.75 - y';
f5 = '2.25 + 0*x - y';
f6 = '6*sqrt(10)/7 + (1.5-0.5*abs(x)) - 6*sqrt(10)/14 * sqrt(4-(abs(x)-1)^2) - y';
The result:

Friedrich on 5 Aug 2011
Nice one :)
How did you post a picture here?
Oleg Komarov on 5 Aug 2011
There's a post on fex which is a collection of repositories.
Walter Roberson on 5 Aug 2011

Sally Al Khamees on 21 Feb 2017
Starting MATLAB R2016b, you may use fimplicit function to plot the equations.Note that I used the Symbolic Math Toolbox to create the symbolic variables x and y.
syms x y
eq1 = ((x/7)^2*sqrt(abs(abs(x)-3)/(abs(x)-3))+(y/3)^2*sqrt(abs(y+3/7*sqrt(33))/(y+3/7*sqrt(33)))-1);
eq2 = (abs(x/2)-((3*sqrt(33)-7)/112)*x^2-3+sqrt(1-(abs(abs(x)-2)-1)^2)-y);
eq3 = (9*sqrt(abs((abs(x)-1)*(abs(x)-.75))/((1-abs(x))*(abs(x)-.75)))-8*abs(x)-y);
eq4 = (3*abs(x)+.75*sqrt(abs((abs(x)-.75)*(abs(x)-.5))/((.75-abs(x))*(abs(x)-.5)))-y);
eq5 = (2.25*sqrt(abs((x-.5)*(x+.5))/((.5-x)*(.5+x)))-y);
eq6 = (6*sqrt(10)/7+(1.5-.5*abs(x))*sqrt(abs(abs(x)-1)/(abs(x)-1))-(6*sqrt(10)/14)*sqrt(4-(abs(x)-1)^2)-y);
fimplicit([eq1, eq2, eq3, eq4, eq5, eq6],'Color','black','Linew',2)
xlim( [-7.25 7.25])
ylim([-5 5])
grid

Jonas57 on 14 Oct 2017
Very Nice! :D
Sama Elsayed on 13 Dec 2019
how can I make the batman sign a moving plot? like make it plot instead of just popping up when code is evaluted?

Jan on 21 Feb 2017

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