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Why Plot cannot run under package?

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg39628] Why Plot cannot run under package?
  • From: liwen liwen <gzgear at Yahoo.com>
  • Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2003 02:43:52 -0500 (EST)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

I want to use the Plot function in Package,so I try the following package:

 

BeginPackage["Enhancements`DiscoverRoots1`"]

DiscoverRoots1::usage = " Try the use of Plot in package "

Begin["`Private`"]


DiscoverRoots1[CurveEquation_, RootLocation_] := 
    Module[{pp},
      (pp = 
          Plot[CurveEquation[x], RootLocation, MaxBend -> 10, 
            PlotDivision -> 20];
        )];

End[]
EndPackage[

I run:
Needs["Enhancements`DiscoverRoots1`"]

It is OK.

But I try:

Curve1[x_] = Sin[x];
kk = {x, 0, 40};
DiscoverRoots1[Curve1, kk]

It alert such message:

Plot::plnr: Curve1[Enhancements`DiscoverRoots1`Private`x] is not a \
machine-size real number at x = 1.6666666666666667`*^-6.

Plot::plnr: Curve1[Enhancements`DiscoverRoots1`Private`x] is not a \
machine-size real number at x = 1.6226796629166318`.

Plot::plnr: Curve1[Enhancements`DiscoverRoots1`Private`x] is not a \
machine-size real number at x = 3.3923519943749474`.

General::stop: Further output of Plot::plnr will be suppressed during this \
calculation.

But if I run the function under *.nb file, it can runs well.

In[1]:=
DiscoverRoots1[CurveEquation_,RootLocation_]:=
    Module[{pp},(pp=
            Plot[CurveEquation[x],RootLocation,MaxBend\[Rule]10,
              PlotDivision\[Rule]20];)];

In[2]:=
Curve1[x_]=Sin[x];
kk={x,0,40};
DiscoverRoots1[Curve1,kk]


I do not know why the program fails when it is in Package format.
Please help.

Regards,
Liwen





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