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Re: Option for continuous plot

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  • Subject: [mg72934] Re: [mg72890] Option for continuous plot
  • From: Bob Hanlon <hanlonr at cox.net>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 07:51:38 -0500 (EST)
  • Reply-to: hanlonr at cox.net

Needs["Utilities`FilterOptions`"];

poissonProcess[a_, n_] :=
    FoldList[Plus, 0, Table[-1/a Log[1-Random[]],{n}]];

Options[showPoissonProcess] = {JoinLines->False};

showPoissonProcess[a_, n_, opts___] :=
    Module[{pp=poissonProcess[a,n], lin},
      lin = Table[Line[{{pp[[i]], i-1}, {pp[[i+1]], i-1}}], {i, 1, n}];
      If[JoinLines /. {opts} /. Options[showPoissonProcess],
        lin=(lin //. {s___, Line[x__], Line[y__], f___}:>
                {s, Line[Join[x, y]], f}),];
      Show[Graphics[{AbsoluteThickness[1.5], lin}],
        Axes->True, FilterOptions[Plot, opts]]];

SeedRandom[1];
showPoissonProcess[4, 20, AspectRatio -> 0.3, ImageSize -> 500];

SeedRandom[1];
showPoissonProcess[4, 20, AspectRatio -> 0.3, ImageSize -> 500,
    JoinLines -> True];


Bob Hanlon 

---- Virgil Stokes <vs at it.uu.se> wrote: 
> I have defined the following two functions:
> 
> poissonProcess[�»_,n_] := FoldList[Plus,0,Table[-1/�» Log[1-Random[]],{n}]]
> 
> showPoissonProcess[�»_,n_,opts___] := With[{pp = poissonProcess[�»,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
> 


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