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Re: Overlay graphs

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  • Subject: [mg48872] Re: [mg48829] Overlay graphs
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2004 03:49:03 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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  • Reply-to: murray at
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Probably the simplest way is to use PlotTogether from Standard AddOn 
package Graphics`Graphics`, as follows:


       Plot[Sin[x], {x, 0, Pi/4}],
       Plot[Cos[x], {x, Pi/4, Pi/2}]

(Above, I pretty-printed the DisplayTogether expression the better to 
reveal the structure and to avoid an awkward mid-line break due to short 
lines in my e-mail client editor.)

Note that you had some syntactical errors in your individual Plot 
expressions:  like all functions, Sin and Cos need square brackets 
around their arguments, that's all.

You may add individual PlotStyle options to the components of your 
graph.  For example:


     {Plot[Sin[x], { x, 0, Pi/4}, PlotStyle -> Red],
      Plot[Cos[x], {x, Pi/4, Pi/2}, PlotStyle -> Blue]}

JosefG wrote:

> I was wondering how to overlay graphs in Mathmatica. I need to
> overlay:         Plot[Sin{(x)},{x,0,Pi/4}] and
> Plot[{Cos(x)},{x,Pi/4,Pi/2}]. I don't know how to do it. A phase shift
> doesn't work because I need the data from the original points.

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