# Plotting a formula

Hello there,

I am trying to plot the given formula. I have uploaded the file that has formula on it. Please let me know where I am making errors in my code.

Thank you very much.

``````
{

double_t E;
double_t L;

f1 = new TF1("f1", "TMath::Exp(-6.4*TMath::Power(10,-2)*(L*TMath::Sqrt(4*TMath::Power({E},2)+TMath::Power(0.14,2)/E))", -3, 3);
f1->SetLineColor(kBlue+2);
f1->SetTitle("Title; X-Axis; Y-Axis");
f1->Draw();
``````

}

Hi Aayush,

there are three major problems:

1. `TMath::Power({E},2)` instead of `TMath::Power(E,2)`
2. `E` in the denominator should be outside of the square root
3. You never defined the type of `f1`

There are also a few minor problems:

1. Instead of writing `-6.4*TMath::Power(10,-2)` you can simply write `-6.4e-2` in C++
2. When taking the square of something, you don’t need to do `TMath::Power(x,2)`, this is very slow. You can do instead `TMath::Sq(x)` or even `x*x`.

Having said all this, I would change you formula into the following:

``````TF1* f1 = new TF1("f1", "TMath::Exp(-6.4e-2*L*TMath::Sqrt(4*TMath::Sq(E)+TMath::Sq(0.14))/E)", -3, 3);
``````

I changed my formula the way you suggested. It’s still showing some errors.

You seem to have braces around `L` and `E` - why?

It just shows that for some reason. I don’t have braces around L and E on code though.
Also, how do I define E in terms of x?

I tried this way. double_t E = x;

But it does not seem to work.

You should just replace `E` with `x` in the `TF1` ctor. Also, you should put `` instead of `L`, and then set correspondence between this parameter `` and `L` like this:

``````f1->SetParameter(0, L);
``````

But you should define `L` first to do this.

It looks like I am really close now. But still I am missing something as I do not have all the basic understanding.

Where should I change my code?

Thank you. I don’t know what to make of your error message, I don’t have it after running your code. Probably has something to do with your ROOT installation. Regarding the plot, as I said earlier, you should initialize `L` before using it. For example:

``````double_t L = 5;
``````

Then you should get a nice plot I think (I know I do) Alrighty!!! Finally got the plot. Thank you very much for your help!

This is what I got for x limit (-20, 20) for L equals to 50.

I know I have bugged you enough today, but can you please make sure you have a similar plot for these values?

I want to be sure before I send it to my mentor.

Thank you again.

Yep, mine is exactly the same!

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Thank you, sir. Have a good day!

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