This is documentation for Mathematica 8, which was
based on an earlier version of the Wolfram Language.

# PlotRange

 PlotRangeis an option for graphics functions that specifies what range of coordinates to include in a plot.
• PlotRange can be used for both two- and three-dimensional graphics.
• The following settings can be used:
 All all points are included Automatic outlying points are dropped Full include full range of original data max explicit limit for each function (see below) {min,max} explicit limits for y (2D), z (3D) or array values {{xmin,xmax},{ymin,ymax}} explicit limits for x and y {{xmin,xmax},{ymin,ymax},{zmin,zmax}} explicit limits for x, y and z (3D)
• When no explicit limits are given for a particular coordinate, a setting of Automatic is assumed.
• With the Automatic setting, the distribution of coordinate values is found, and any points sufficiently far out in the distribution are dropped. Such points are often produced as a result of singularities in functions being plotted.
• Any explicit limit or pair can be replaced by a specification such as All or Automatic.
• A setting such as {min, Automatic} gives a particular minimum value for a coordinate, with a maximum value to be determined automatically.
• If a particular minimum or maximum is specified as {Automatic, } this means that the range should in effect be cut off beyond a fraction of points in the plot. When smooth curves or surfaces are plotted, the measure of points is based on projected length or area.
• The setting Full can be used in Plot and related functions to specify that a range determined by the original input to the plotting function should be used. »
• Plot[f, {x, xmin, xmax}, PlotRange->Full] specifies that the full range should be used, even if no actual values of f are plotted in part of that range.
 Graphics {{-s,s},{-s,s}} Graphics3D {{-s,s},{-s,s},{-s,s}} Plot {Full,{-s,s}} {Full,{0,s}} {{-s,s},{-s,s}} {Full,Full,{-s,s}} {Full,Full,{-s,s}} ArrayPlot {Full,Full,{0,s}} {Full,Full,{-s,s}} ListSurfacePlot3D {{-s,s},{-s,s},{-s,s}} {{-s,s},{-s,s},{-s,s}} {Full,Full,Full,{-s,s}}
Automatically drops outlying points:
Explicitly choose and ranges:
Explicitly choose a range:
Choose the range to show all the existing points:
Use the full , range:
Automatically drops outlying points:
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Normally, plot functions drop outlying points, which is equivalent to PlotRange:
PlotRange->All shows all of the points:
PlotRange for Graphics and Graphics3D is All, by default:
Drop outlying points, by setting PlotRange:
Use PlotRange->All to include all points:
Use PlotRange->Full to include all the points and the original domain:
An explicit range can be given in each direction by :
One value of the explicit range can be a symbol such as All or Automatic:
The interpretation of PlotRange->max depends on the function:
Any valid range specification can be given to each direction:
Specify the fraction of points below and above the plot range limits:
Include 80% of points according to their values:
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Plot the CDF of the normal distribution with , :
Exclude the values above and below 20%:
Show the values above 40%:
Use ClippingStyle to style the region clipped by PlotRange:
In ordinary graphics, objects can extend beyond the plot range:
Use PlotRangeClipping->True to clip objects to the range:
Normally, plot functions clip objects to the range:
By default, 2% of padding is added to the plot range in each direction:
Include 1 coordinate unit of padding on all sides:
Scaled coordinates are given by fractions of the plot range:
An elementary function with pole singularities:
A function with a curve singularity:
A function with random poles: