Re: Option for continuous plot

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg72909] Re: Option for continuous plot*From*: Jean-Marc Gulliet <jeanmarc.gulliet at gmail.com>*Date*: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 06:11:18 -0500 (EST)*Organization*: The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK*References*: <ep7ca5$bbd$1@smc.vnet.net>

Virgil Stokes wrote: > I have defined the following two functions: > > poissonProcess[ä½?_,n_] := FoldList[Plus,0,Table[-1/ä½? Log[1-Random[]],{n}]] > > showPoissonProcess[ä½?_,n_,opts___] := With[{pp = poissonProcess[ä½?,n]}, > Show[Graphics[{AbsoluteThickness[1.5],Table[Line[{{pp[[i]],i-1},{pp[[i+1]],i-1}}],{i,1,n}]}], > Axes\[Rule]True,opts]]; > > for plotting a Poisson process; i.e., > > SeedRandom[1]; > showPoissonProcess[4, 20, AspectRatio -> 0.3]; > > does indeed plot this process. However, I would like to have an option > that would allow for these horizontal lines to be connected; i.e., > produce a continuous curve. > > Is there a easy way to do this? > > Thanks, > V. Stokes > Hi Virgil, You should use the function ListPlot with the option PlotJoined->True http://documents.wolfram.com/mathematica/functions/ListPlot Regards, Jean-Marc