# Plotting Equations that Bifurcate

Roger Guay irog at mac.com
Fri Oct 30 18:33:10 EDT 2020

```Yes, yours is a good example of a bifurcated line. But now imagine producing this line programmatically with an equation that:

Produces a constant y value of 149 as x progresses from 35 to 235 (no problem)
Then produces 2 different but simultaneous values of y as x progresses from 235 to 335. This is the problem as you don’t want the end point of the separated lines to connect. If you place an empty line in the points after each iteration beyond x 235 then you end up with the bifurcated lines being points rather than a solid line.

How to plotting programs handle this situation????

Roger

> On Oct 30, 2020, at 1:04 PM, Craig newman via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>
> Hi.
>
> Aren't the points of your two bifurcated lines comprised of the endpoint of the "main" line, a comma, and then a line containing two new items? In other words, if your main line has the points:
> 34,149
> 235,149
>
> then one of the bifurcated lines might have points, say:
> 235,149
> 335,249
>
> and the other, say,
> 235,149
> 335,49
>
> Craig
>
> -----Original Message-----
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> Subject: Re: Plotting Equations that Bifurcate
>
> bob bumbled,
>>
>> Last time I plotted an equation while bifurcating, I was pretty drunk, and don't remember much.
>
>
> I once wrote a program that compiled without error and executed on the very first try.
>
> And, umm, the university would not have approved of what I consumed before I went to the computer lab . . .
>
> It used random numbers to see how many landed in the circle, allowing it to compute pi as 3.2 . . .
>
> [ulp]
>
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