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Re: switching axes in Plot?

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  • Subject: [mg96392] Re: switching axes in Plot?
  • From: Alexei Boulbitch <Alexei.Boulbitch at>
  • Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 06:42:55 -0500 (EST)

John, try this simple way:

f[x_] := Sin[2 x];
ParametricPlot[{f[x], x}, {x, 0, 2}]

try also this one:

ListLinePlot[Table[{Sin[2 x], x}, {x, 0, 2, 0.01}]]

Have success, Alexei

When using Plot to plot F[x] as a function of x, Mathematica automatically =
assigns the independent variable x to the horizontal axis and the dependent=
 variable F[x] to the horizontal.  I often want to switch this around so th=
at the independent variable runs on the vertical axis and the dependent on =
the horizontal.  I feel sure there ought to be a simple way to tell Plot to=
 make this change but I have never found it and instead have resorted to co=
nvoluted approaches.  Can anyone tell me what the simple trick is, if it ex=
John Finnigan

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