Re: Plot a recurrence relation

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg40183] Re: Plot a recurrence relation*From*: Bill Rowe <listuser at earthlink.net>*Date*: Tue, 25 Mar 2003 03:04:37 -0500 (EST)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

On 3/24/03 at 4:28 AM, davidol at hushmail.com (David) wrote: >How can I get mathematica to plot a sequence that's defined >recursively e.g. > >a_0 = 6 > a_(n+1) = a_n / (2n - 7) Generate the values to be plotted then use ListPlot, e.g. a[0]:=0 a[n_Integer]:=a[n-1]/(4 n - 9) d = Table[a[n],{n, 0, 10}]; ListPlot[d]; Alternatively, use the package DiscreteMath`RSolve` to solve the recurrence relationship for an explicit expression for the nth term and plot it.