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1.9.11 Some Special Plots

As discussed in Section 2.9, Mathematica includes a full graphics programming language. In this language, you can set up many different kinds of plots. A few of the common ones are included in standard Mathematica packages.


Some special plotting functions defined in standard Mathematica packages.

  • This loads a standard Mathematica package to set up additional graphics functions.
  • In[1]:= <<Graphics`

  • This generates a log-linear plot.
  • In[2]:= LogPlot[ Exp[-x] + 4 Exp[-2x], {x, 0, 6} ]


  • Here is a list of the first 10 primes.
  • In[3]:= p = Table[Prime[n], {n, 10}]

    Out[3]=

  • This plots the primes using the integers 1, 2, 3, ... as plotting symbols.
  • In[4]:= TextListPlot[p]


  • Here is a bar chart of the primes.
  • In[5]:= BarChart[p]


  • This gives a pie chart.
  • In[6]:= PieChart[p]