# Why won't my plot graph a line?

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wobbly on 2 Dec 2021
Commented: wobbly on 2 Dec 2021
for x = linspace(1,2,10)
new = 10*x
end
plot(x,new,'b*-')
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the cyclist on 2 Dec 2021
Because you defined x as a looping variable, after the loop is completed, x is equal to just the last value in the loop. Instead, do this
x = linspace(1,2,10);
new = 10*x;
plot(x,new,'b*-')
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wobbly on 2 Dec 2021
Thank you!

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Walter Roberson on 2 Dec 2021
A for loop assigns the loop control variable each column of the expression in turn. After the loop it has the last value it was assigned.
So after the loop your x is scalar, not the entire list of values.
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