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Re: DiscretePlot

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  • Subject: [mg110372] Re: DiscretePlot
  • From: "Ingolf Dahl" <ingolf.dahl at>
  • Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2010 05:35:50 -0400 (EDT)

I was about to answer in the following way, as I have done before:

"Is there any serious Mathematica user in this forum, which has not stumbled
on this problem one or several times, when DiscretePlot, or some other
function, tries to evaluate a numeric function symbolically first, before
inserting the numbers? Sometimes it would be nice to have an option,
SymbolicEvaluation->False, which could be set for DiscretePlot in these
It is not always so convenient to have to define an extra function just to
take care of this. I think there is a whole group of commands acting
similarly to DiscretePlot."

But then I tested with all the suggested commands in Mathematica
(Windows 7, 64 bit), and I did not obtain any error messages at all.

Ingolf Dahl

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrzej Kozlowski [mailto:akoz at]
> Sent: den 15 juni 2010 08:27
> To: mathgroup at
> Subject: [mg110348] DiscretePlot
> I am somewhat puzzled by the following behaviour of DiscretePlot
> fff = Compile[{x}, x^2];
> This works fine:
> DiscretePlot[fff[x], {x, 1, 10, 0.1}, Joined -> True]
> This also works, but produces an error message:
> DiscretePlot[{fff[x]},{x,1,10,0.1},Joined->True]
> CompiledFunction::cfsa: Argument x at position 1 should be a machine-
> size real number. >>
> This becomes a (slight) problem when plotting several functions. Using
> ListLinePlot avoids it:
> ListLinePlot[{Table[fff[x], {x, 1, 10, 0.1}]}, Joined -> True,
>  Filling -> Bottom]
> Andrzej Kozlowski=

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