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Re: Graphing Functions for an idiot

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  • Subject: [mg27250] Re: Graphing Functions for an idiot
  • From: "Paul Lutus" <nospam at nosite.com>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2001 03:41:19 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <96asca$6f6@smc.vnet.net>
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"nsnn" <dontreply at tothis.ok?> wrote in message
news:96asca$6f6 at smc.vnet.net...
> Hi, It's Idiot Here....
>
> After spending an afternoon with the Mathematica Book, 4th Ed. by S.W. I
> have found that I must be an official Idiot because I cannot figure out
how
> to do simple graphing of functions.
>
> Could someone please help me - step by step - realizing that you are
> instructing an idiot who -tried- figuring this out from the book - to
graph
> simple functions.
>
> Here is an example of what I am looking for:
>
> Graph the function f(x)=x^3-3x
>
> I read the section on the command "Plot" and no matter what I do I either
> get a graph that doesn't represent the function I am trying to graph or
> errors.


Plot[x^3-3x,{x,-1,2}]

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Paul Lutus
www.arachnoid.com





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