[Tex/LaTex] How to plot f(x)=sin(x), k(x)=cos(x) and u(x)=x² with TikZ


How can we plot the following three functions

  • f(x) = sin(x)
  • k(x) = cos(x)
  • u(x) = x²

for x ∈ [0,1]

on a single plot with the help of TikZ?

Best Answer

In pgfplots, you can implement the task with


    \begin{axis}[domain=0:1,legend pos=outer north east]
    \addplot {sin(deg(x))}; 
    \addplot {cos(deg(x))}; 
    \addplot {x^2};

Since the options are provided for the complete axis, the domain is shared among all these functions. The TikZ function deg(x) converts x from radians to degrees (similar to the postfix operator x r which does not appear to work in pgfplots).

The \legend describes the legend's values and the legend pos option is one of the prescribed ways to configure the legend.

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You could also use \addplot[color=red] to configure color/marker and what-ever styles as discussed by Tobi.