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Re: switching axes in Plot?

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  • Subject: [mg96397] Re: [mg96310] switching axes in Plot?
  • From: Bob Hanlon <hanlonr at>
  • Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 03:39:10 -0500 (EST)
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ParametricPlot[{Sin[x], x}, {x, 0, 4 Pi},
 AspectRatio -> 1/GoldenRatio]

ParametricPlot[{Tan[x], x}, {x, 0, 2 Pi},
 AspectRatio -> 1/GoldenRatio,
 Exclusions -> {Pi/2, 3 Pi/2}]

Bob Hanlon

---- John.Finnigan at wrote: 

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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