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Topic: something wrong with my code??
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Alexei Boulbitch

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Re: something wrong with my code??
Posted: Jan 26, 2013 1:38 AM
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First of all, this might give seasoned Mathematica users some serious
eye sores cause I'm a newb at this xD

f[x_] := (1^-9) (Exp[38.629 x] - 1);
data = Table[if[[f[x], {x, -5, 5, 0.01}] > 0.005, 0.005, f[x]]];
ListPlot [data, DataRange -> {-5, 5}, Joined -> True,
PlotRange -> {0, 0.01}, PlotStyle -> {Thickness[0.005]}]

What I want to do this is do a plot of a sweep from -5 to 5 with 0.01
stepsize, and if the output value exceeds 0.005, the output value will
just be 0.005. It will kind of look like a heavyside step function/unit
step function.
Any help would be greatly appreciated xD.

Try this, it is probably what you had in mind:

f[x_] := 10^-9*(Exp[38.629 x] - 1);
data = Table[
If[f[x] > 0.005, {x, 0.005}, {x, f[x]}], {x, -5, 5, 0.01}];

ListPlot[data, PlotRange -> {0, 0.01},
PlotStyle -> {Red, PointSize[0.005]}]

However, the problem is more simple that that. Try this:

f2[x_] :=
If[10^-9*(Exp[38.629 x] - 1) > 0.005, 0.005,
10^-9*(Exp[38.629 x] - 1)];
Plot[f2[x], {x, -5, 5}]

Your code contains syntax errors. I advise you to have a look into the Math=
ematica basics, it pays off.

Have fun, Alexei

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