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I'm trying to write a program that plots the riemann zeta function

  1. Mar 26, 2013 #1
    I saw a picture of what it might look like when I was researching it, but I'm confused about something. The picture's caption said that the complex coordinates were darkened as their value got larger, leading to a helpful graph, but I do not understand what scale they used. For my program, I just divided the result of the function by 10000, then used that number to set the darkness of the point, 0 being the darkest and 255 being the brightest. That resulted something that looked remotely similar to the ideal graph, but it really wasn't very decent. There was a slightly curved line going down around the imaginary axis, with a few brighter spots near it going down at regular intervals of about 5 units. (I'm sorry I don't have a picture, but it would be hard to get one).

    Anyway- to the question:

    What scale do you think I should use to translate the number returned from the function to darkness? Should it be logarithmic, or linear?
     
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