Re: Plotting

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg2160] Re: [mg2131] Plotting*From*: Robert Pratt <rpratt at math.unc.edu>*Date*: Wed, 11 Oct 1995 01:57:48 -0400

Try Mathematica's built-in ListPlot and Table commands: ListPlot[Table[{x, (-1)^x}, {x, -5, 5, 1}]] Rob Pratt Department of Mathematics The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill CB# 3250, 331 Phillips Hall Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3250 rpratt at math.unc.edu On Wed, 4 Oct 1995, Julian Charko wrote: > In order to plot the function f(x) = a^x, where a<0, over a > range of integer values of x, what plotting options would you > need to use with the Plot command? > > Specifying a plotting range of real numbers in the usual way, > as shown below, for example, presents problems because > Mathematica generates complex numbers for fractional exponents, > and these obviously cannot be plotted by Plot. > > Plot[(-1)^x, {x, -5, 5}] > >