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Plot[f[x], {x,a,b}] Not Reaching End Points

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  • Subject: [mg29028] Plot[f[x], {x,a,b}] Not Reaching End Points
  • From: aes <siegman at>
  • Date: Fri, 25 May 2001 01:48:04 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Stanford University
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When I execute

      n=0.1;   Plot[ (1-x)^n, {x,0,1} ]

the plot stops well short of dropping all the way to the baseline on the 
steeply falling edge as x approaches 1 --- even if I use PlotRange->All 
or expand to something unreasonable like PlotPoints->10000.

I understand that a Plot routine can have difficulties dealing with 
singularities or rapidly varying functions within the range to be 
plotted -- but it seems surprising to me that it should totally pass 
over or omit an explicitly stated, nonsingular end point.

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