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# Re: Plotting vector-valued functions
Malcolm Boshier wrote:
> suppose that f[z] returns the eigenvalues of a 5 x 5
> matrix which is a function of z. In general this function cannot be
> evaluated without a value for z, so
> Plot[ Evaluate[f[z]], {z, zmin, zmax}] doesn't work.
> The only way around this that I have found is something like:
>
> Plot[{f[z][[1]], f[z][[2]], f[z][[3]], f[z][[4]], f[z][[5]]},
> {z, zmin, zmax}]
>
> which of course requires 5 evaluations of f[z] for each value of z.
This is inevitable if you simply use Set or SetDelayed in your
definition of the function f:
f[z_] = <stuff>
or
f[z_] := <stuff>
Try instead
f[z_] := f[z] = <stuff>
This syntax causes Mathematica to remember each value it computes for f.
See Section 2.4.9 or The Book.
--Lou Talman
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