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Plot bug?

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  • Subject: [mg6363] [mg6363] [mg6354] Plot bug?
  • From: bmiller at (Brad Miller)
  • Date: Fri, 14 Mar 1997 14:53:43 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: University of Illinois at Urbana
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

	I am running the new version of mathematica (3.0), and some
code that worked under the old version (2.x?) is not working.

pseudo-mathematica session
1> Needs["Statistics`ContinuousDistributions`"]

2> PopRatio[pratio_]:=	
	Module[{p}, p=CDF[NormalDistribution[0,1],pratio];
	- 2 pratio / Ln[(1-p)/p]

3> Plot[PopRatio[x],{x,.000001,.7}]

Errors: "Plot::plnr : PopRatio[pratio] is not a machine-size real
           number at pratio = 0.0283978535340494791"
  and many other points also say not a machine-size real number

Doing a PopRatio[0.0283978535340494791] on the reported bad number
produces the correct PopRatio return value - it does not blow up.  So,
I'm surmising the problem is in the Plot cmd?

This exact fn worked in mathematica 2.x - result should be a plot from
around 1.26 to 1.2 - there are no discontinuities in the plot.

Any suggestions on how to get PopRatio to plot correctly?


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% University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign                             %
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