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Re: Newbie Question -- Plot3d::plnc

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  • Subject: [mg52722] Re: Newbie Question -- Plot3d::plnc
  • From: juejung <juejung at indiana.edu>
  • Date: Sat, 11 Dec 2004 05:21:15 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <cpav9n$isv$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

you forgot the comma between x and y in your xtimes function.
try

Plot3D[xtimesy[x,y],{x,-5,5},{y,-5,5}]

best
juergen

On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 01:48:39 +0000 (UTC), <jujubaby at gmail.com> wrote:

> X-No-Archive: Yes
>
> When I enter the following two statements into Mathematica 5:
>
> xtimesy[x_, y_] := x*y;
> Plot3D[xtimesy[x y], {x, -5, 5}, {y, -5, 5}]
>
> I receive a huge cascade of errors, all of this form:
>
> Plot3D::plnc: xtimesy[x\y] is neither a machine-size real number at \
> {x,y}={-5.,-5.} nor a list of a real number and a valid color
> directive.
>
> What am I doing wrong?
>
> Thanks!
>
> -Jake
>



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