Re: Eliminating vertical lines in piecewise plot

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg110229] Re: Eliminating vertical lines in piecewise plot*From*: "David Park" <djmpark at comcast.net>*Date*: Wed, 9 Jun 2010 07:21:07 -0400 (EDT)

A regular Piecewise Plot of a discontinuous function does not draw the vertical lines. So we would have to know more. 1) It is better if you can post evaluable code that illustrates the problem. 2) If you have trouble with a plot, and the function being plotted is quite involved, then it might help to look at the function outside the plot to better understand its characteristics and perhaps simplify it. (PiecewiseExpand?) Also it may be more efficient if a plot function can be calculated and defined first outside of the plot. 3) Using 10000 plot points and MaxRecursion 15 is pure brute force and there is probably a simpler answer. 4) The Presentations package has routines SplitLineOnDistance, SplitLineOnSlope and SplitLineOnVertical that are sometimes convenient for eliminating such "return line segments", but if we knew your function better it might be possible to use the regular Exclusion option. I'm not certain why the default Exclusions value is not working, but Mathematica is not recognizing the discontinuities and we can't know why unless we know more about your function. David Park djmpark at comcast.net http://home.comcast.net/~djmpark/ From: erkutsonmez [mailto:erkuts at gmail.com] Hi All, I am plotting a piecewise function. Mathematica is joining the step points with vertical lines. How can I get rid of these vertical lines which makes my plot ugly. I tried Exclusions option but did not help. To be more specific I have the following plot: Plot[Piecewise[{{1, First[Max[EBProfit1server1years1per, EBProfit2server1years1per] - CONProfit1per] > 0}}, 0], {x, 0, 2}, PlotStyle -> {{Black, Thickness[0.004]}}, AxesStyle -> Directive[Thick, 24, Bold], AxesOrigin -> {0, 0}, PlotPoints -> 10000, MaxRecursion -> 15, AspectRatio -> Automatic] where EBProfit1server1years1per, EBProfit2server1years1per, and CONProfit1per are also predefined piecewise functions. When I run this plot I see that mathematica is joining the step points with vertical lines. How can I avoid these vertical lines. Thanks for the help. Erkut