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Re: Plot3D

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  • Subject: [mg65030] Re: [mg65015] Plot3D
  • From: "David Park" <djmp at>
  • Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2006 23:57:47 -0500 (EST)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at


Just use the PlotRange option. (Mathematica has a built-in algorithm for
trying to plot the 'most interesting' part of a function. It does not always
choose well.)

    Exp[-10*(x*x + y*y)], {x, -1, 1}, {y, -1, 1},
    PlotRange -> All];

In some cases you may want to specify explicit plot ranges.

David Park
djmp at

From: Franz Mueller [mailto:franzl.mueller at]
To: mathgroup at

Hi there,

I just want to plot the very simple exp-function:
Plot3D[Exp[-10*(x*x + y*y)], {x, -1, 1}, {y, -1, 1}]

But the resulting plot is cut off at z(x,y)=0.2! So the result is simply not
an exponential!

I'd appreciate any help,


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