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PlotRange All vs Full in ListPlot (bug?)

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  • Subject: [mg106959] PlotRange All vs Full in ListPlot (bug?)
  • From: Frank Iannarilli <frankeye at cox.net>
  • Date: Fri, 29 Jan 2010 07:48:39 -0500 (EST)

Weird (bug?) behavior of PlotRange in ListPlot (Mathematica 7, WinXP).

Try the below evaluations in order:
Here are two {x,y} data series:

data = Table[Table[{4. i, RandomReal[]}, {i, 1, 18}], {2}];

ListPlot[data, Joined -> {False, True}, PlotRange -> {All, {0, 0.5}}]

So far, so good. Now replace the 1st point in the second data series
with a large-magnitude outlier:

data[[2, 1]] = {4., 1.*10^9};

ListPlot[data, Joined -> {False, True}, PlotRange -> {All, {0, 0.5}}]

What happened to the joined curve (2nd data series) -- it's gone!
But now change the "All" to "Full" in PlotRange:

ListPlot[data, Joined -> {False, True}, PlotRange -> {Full, {0, 0.5}}]

Everything's now okay - the joined curve is back!



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