# Semi-log graph [Solved!]

**Alan** 26 Nov 2015, 09:42

### My question

I love your blog entry on the use of a semilog graph to emphasize the area of greatest interest in a ranking situation and will be using it in my precalculus class a week or so from now.

I can also imagine that a loglog graph might be useful to get a view of high frequency small amplitude oscillations near the origin and/or big slow variations far away, but would be hard put to come up with such a topical example.

Of course a loglog graph is also very useful for identifying a power law (which it converts to a straight line) and I would like to suggest that showing an example of this (perhaps with a non-integer exponent) might be a worthwhile addition to your page - especially since the loglog transformation of an exponential (which you demonstrate) is again an exponential so the only effect in that case is an overall scaling.

cheers,

Alan

### Relevant page

Interesting semi-logarithmic graph - YouTube Traffic Rank

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I love your blog entry on the use of a semilog graph to emphasize the area of greatest interest in a ranking situation and will be using it in my precalculus class a week or so from now.
I can also imagine that a loglog graph might be useful to get a view of high frequency small amplitude oscillations near the origin and/or big slow variations far away, but would be hard put to come up with such a topical example.
Of course a loglog graph is also very useful for identifying a power law (which it converts to a straight line) and I would like to suggest that showing an example of this (perhaps with a non-integer exponent) might be a worthwhile addition to your page - especially since the loglog transformation of an exponential (which you demonstrate) is again an exponential so the only effect in that case is an overall scaling.
cheers,
Alan

Relevant page
<a href="http://www.intmath.com/blog/mathematics/interesting-semi-logarithmic-graph-youtube-traffic-rank-526">Interesting semi-logarithmic graph - YouTube Traffic Rank</a>

## Re: Semi-log graph

**Murray** 27 Nov 2015, 07:41

Hi Alan

Thanks for the mail and I liked your suggestion which I implemented.

I added what you wrote as a comment on the blog. Hope it's okay with you.

Murray

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Hi Alan
Thanks for the mail and I liked your suggestion which I implemented.
I added what you wrote as a comment on the blog. Hope it's okay with you.
Murray

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