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Re: 1/x?

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  • Subject: [mg90728] Re: [mg90723] 1/x?
  • From: "J. McKenzie Alexander" <jalex at>
  • Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2008 05:54:07 -0400 (EDT)
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Check out the origin chosen by default for the axes - it's not where  
you think it is.  To override the default setting, use the option  
AxesOrigin as follows:

	Plot[1/x, {x, 0, 100}, AxesOrigin -> {0, 0}]


On 21 Jul 2008, at 09:29, Rotem wrote:

> Hey,
> I'm a new user to Mathematica, and was wondering if any of you
> encountered this strange, yet incredibly basic problem - whey plotting
> 1/x (Plot[1/x, {x, 0, 100}]), the resulting graph seems to be
> intersecting with the X axis...
> Has anyone encountered such an issue (or can plot 1/x without this
> embarrassing side effect)?

Dr. J. McKenzie Alexander
Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AE

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