Re: PlotPoints in plot

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg48551] Re: PlotPoints in plot*From*: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de>*Date*: Sat, 5 Jun 2004 07:18:52 -0400 (EDT)*Organization*: Universitaet Leipzig*References*: <c9pe8k$psr$1@smc.vnet.net>*Reply-to*: kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hi, the best what you can get is Plot[Sqrt[1 - x^2], {x, -1, 1}, PlotPoints -> 3, PlotDivision -> 1] Regards Jens "G.L.Narasimham" wrote: > > For the plot command Plot[Sqrt[1-x^2],{x,-1,1},PlotPoints->3] > I expected to see a triangle joining 3 points on a circle, but a > continuous line ( default PlotPoints->20? )appears. However, > ParametricPlot3D[{Cos[t],Sin[t],0},{t,0,Pi},PlotPoints->3,ViewPoint->{0,0,5}] > gives a triangle. How to get a polygon of straight sides in the > unparametered Plot?