RE: Graphing Functions for an idiot

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg27259] RE: [mg27242] Graphing Functions for an idiot*From*: "David Park" <djmp at earthlink.net>*Date*: Wed, 14 Feb 2001 03:41:26 -0500 (EST)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Plot[x^3 - 3*x, {x, -2, 2}]; This is the second posting today about not being able to make simple plots. Perhaps there is some problem with the software you have obtained. David Park djmp at earthlink.net http://home.earthlink.net/~djmp/ > > 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