[pstricks] Some real basic help, please

Scott, Randy Scott_Randy at sccollege.edu
Thu Nov 19 15:34:50 CET 2015


Well, I thought I understood this stuff a little better than it seems this morning.

When I run the minimal example below, I expect to see a box on the page, 6cm by 13cm. Inside that box, I expect to see a horizontal axis from -0.4cm to 5.4cm with tick marks at 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. I also expect to see a vertical axis from -0.9cm to 11.5cm with tick marks at 5cm (labeled 50000) and at 10 cm (labeled 100000). If I uncomment the two \psplot lines, I expect to see an horizontal line at 100000 and an exponential function that intersect at about x=3.82.

I get "Dimension too large" when I run this. If I reduce the y values in \psaxes to small enough values so I don't get the error, then the graph is a flattened mess. I've read my copy of Voss' "PSTricks" until my fingers have blisters.

Any comments would be greatly appreciated.


Randy Scott

Professor, Mathematics

Santiago Canyon College

Orange, California


\usepackage{pst-solides3d, pst-math, pst-3dplot}




        \psset{xunit=1cm, yunit=0.0001cm}

                \psaxes[axesstyle=axes, ticksize=2pt, Dx=1, Dy=50000, labelsep=3pt]{->}(0,0)(-0.4, -9000)(5.4, 115000)

%               \psplot[algebraic=true, plotpoints=300]{0}{5}{100000}

%               \psplot[algebraic=true, plotpoints=300]{0}{5}{500*2.71828^(1.3863*x)}




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