sequence_streak_display


sequence_streak_display, a MATLAB code which displays a "streak plot" of a numeric sequence.

The idea is very simple. We can think of a sequence Y as the pairs of values (I,Y(I)). We can then plot this sequence in the usual way. To make a "streak plot", however, we now extend a horizontal ray from each plotted point all the way to the right.

Such a plot can be useful for examing the van der Corput sequence, for instance, which "fills in" the unit interval in a regular way. Looking at the streak plot, you can see the gaps between values shrinking as you move to the right.

Another possible use for such plots is for sequences with one, or better yet several, accumulation points. In that case, you will see the streak lines clustering together as you proceed.

Usage:

sequence_streak_display ( 'filename', 'direction' )
where

Licensing:

The computer code and data files made available on this web page are distributed under the GNU LGPL license.

Languages:

sequence_streak_display is available in a MATLAB version.

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sequence_streak_display_test

van_der_corput, a MATLAB code which generates the van der Corput sequence, which can be displayed by SEQUENCE_STREAK_DISPLAY().

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Last revised on 23 March 2019.