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Re: Plot DiracDelta[]

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  • Subject: [mg28478] Re: [mg28465] Plot DiracDelta[]
  • From: maarten.vanderburgt at
  • Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2001 01:30:12 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at


Plot initially evaluates f at a number of equally spaced sample points
specified by PlotPoints. Then it uses an adaptive algorithm to choose
additional sample points, attempting to produce a curve in which the bend
between successive segments is less than MaxBend. It subdivides a given
interval by a factor of at most PlotDivision.
You should realize that with the finite number of sample points used, it is
possible for Plot to miss features in your function. To check your results,
you should increase the setting for PlotPoints.

Since the delta function is infinitely narrow increasing PlotPoints will
generally not help.
Instead, try:
list = {{1,1}};

I assume this is what you want to see.

Maarten van der Burgt
Leuven, Belgium

Max Ulbrich <ulbrich at> on 20-04-2001 10:24:14 AM


Subject: [mg28478]  [mg28465] Plot DiracDelta[]


does anybody know if there is a possibility
to include the DiracDelta[] in a Plot?
If I have


I see nothing, but I would like to see
a vertical line at x=1.


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