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Re: Plot without a graph

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  • Subject: [mg84456] Re: Plot without a graph
  • From: David Bailey <dave at>
  • Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2007 06:28:38 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <fkangm$dev$>

jackgold at wrote:
> Hello,
> Suppose I want the table of values that Mathematica uses to plot the 
> graph but I don't want the graph plotted.  I knew how to do it once, a 
> long time ago, but I have forgotten the scheme.  Something like 
> Display->Identity?
> Sorry to trouble you guys with this trivia but I could not find the 
> method by searching the options for plot.  By the way, I do know how to 
> get the table!
You are thinking of DisplayFunction->Identity, which had the effect of 
just returning the Graphics expression but not actually drawing the 
plot. This has changed somewhat at 6.0, and in an case did not do what I 
think you want to do - i.e. return a table of {x,y} pairs.

The following example shows how to achieve this:

Reap[Plot[Sin[x], {x, 0, 10},
    EvaluationMonitor :> Sow[{x, Sin[x]}]]][[2]]

David Bailey

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