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Re: Unevaluated hypergeometric functions

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  • Subject: [mg80879] Re: Unevaluated hypergeometric functions
  • From: Jean-Marc Gulliet <jeanmarc.gulliet at>
  • Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2007 02:29:05 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
  • References: <fbj30v$nl1$>

jahman wrote:

>   I am trying to plot an expression that is a sum of Hypergeometric
> functions 2F1(1,b,2;z).  When I enter the plot command with my power
> series as the argument, I get a blank plot with no errors indicated.
> I'm new to Mathematica, so can you tell me what it means?

Usually, Mathematica returns a syntacticly correct expression 
unevaluated when it does not know what to do with it. Plot will return 
some pair of axes. For instance, if one evaluate the following 
expressions, f[x] is a function without any definition and Plot just 
draws a pair of axes.

ClearAll[f] (* To be sure that f will not be defined. *)
Plot[f[x], {x, 0, 10}]


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