[Tex/LaTex] Restrict function plot to a range of x values using pgfplots.


I want to create a plot of two functions using pgfplots and LaTeX. I want one of the functions only in a certain interval, I'll give an example:

    axis x line=middle,
    axis y line=middle,
    axis on top,
    tick label style={font=\tiny},
    xmin=-4, xmax=4,
    ymin=-1.5, ymax=1.5,
    legend style={at={(0.02,0.97)},anchor=north west},

Now what I want is that the second, blue function is only drawn in the range x=0:4, but the output contains the graph for the whole intervall from -4 to 4. I've scrolled through the whole pgf manual, but it seems that domain=a:b is the solution. Maybe my PGF is out of date? I'm using Debian Squeeze with PGF version 2.0.

EDIT: I've tried out several examples from the PGF manual, and many don't work. I believe this is a problem with my machine/Debian/whatever and not with PGF. My current workaround is to generate a table of function values for each graph and include it with \addplot file {function_values.dat}; For example, my PGF ignores the samples=n setting and many graphs look horrible. Using a table of function values improves output considerably.

Best Answer

It seems that the problem with your example is that you are mixing tikz keys with pgf keys. Try this instead:

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