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Re: How do you plot Exp?????

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  • Subject: [mg5932] Re: [mg5843] How do you plot Exp?????
  • From: "Christopher R. Carlen" <crobc at>
  • Date: Tue, 4 Feb 1997 00:04:17 -0500
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Zero Cool wrote:
> If any one can tell me how to plot Exp^-.25x^2 without getting "not a machine
> size real number" please let me know.
> -ray
> simpkin6 at

This works for me:

Plot[ Exp[ -.25 x^2 ], {x,-4,4} ]


Plot[ E^(-.25 x^2), {x,-4,4} ]

Exp[] is a function that must take its argument in brackets.
E is the natural log base that can take an exponent.

Good luck.
Christopher R. Carlen
crobc at
carlenc at

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