Re: Graphing Functions for an idiot

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg27253] Re: [mg27242] Graphing Functions for an idiot*From*: Anesh Sooklal <anesh at fermi.udw.ac.za>*Date*: Wed, 14 Feb 2001 03:41:22 -0500 (EST)*References*: <200102130835.DAA06556@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hi there, Why don't you try Plot[x^3 - 3x, {x, -5, 5}] It works fine for me!! Anesh Sooklal Research Assistant University of Durban-Westville Dept. of Physics South Africa nsnn wrote: > 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. > > Thanks in Advance! > > -rp