Re: How does Plot* functions know about range?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg113510] Re: How does Plot* functions know about range?*From*: "Sjoerd C. de Vries" <sjoerd.c.devries at gmail.com>*Date*: Sun, 31 Oct 2010 05:20:29 -0500 (EST)*References*: <iaj4nb$n62$1@smc.vnet.net>

The answer is 'No', but why didn't you try this yourself? In the time you spent posting this message you could have written something like Show[Plot[1/(1 - x), {x, 0, 2}], PlotRange -> {-20, 20}] and get the answer straightaway. Cheers -- Sjoerd On Oct 31, 8:09 am, Dims <dim... at hotmail.com> wrote: > If Plot function is placed withing Show function and if the range is > set with Show's argument, then does Plot function optimize it's object > generation depending on range? If "yes" then how Plot function knows > about a range which is an argument of later function? > > Thanks