# Example: Parabola plot

Published 2006-11-08 | Author: The TikZ and PGF manual

This example is from the utilities page of the TikZ and PGF manual.

Author: Till Tantau
Source: The PGF/TikZ manual

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% Author: Till Tantau
% Source: The PGF/TikZ manual
\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{tikz}
\begin{document}
\pagestyle{empty}
\begin{tikzpicture}[scale=2]
(0,0) parabola (1.5,2.25) |- (0,0);
\draw (1.05cm,2pt) node[above]
{$\displaystyle\int_0^{3/2} \!\!x^2\mathrm{d}x$};

\draw[style=help lines] (0,0) grid (3.9,3.9)
[step=0.25cm]      (1,2) grid +(1,1);

\draw[->] (-0.2,0) -- (4,0) node[right] {$x$};
\draw[->] (0,-0.2) -- (0,4) node[above] {$f(x)$};

\foreach \x/\xtext in {1/1, 1.5/1\frac{1}{2}, 2/2, 3/3}
\draw[shift={(\x,0)}] (0pt,2pt) -- (0pt,-2pt) node[below] {$\xtext$};

\foreach \y/\ytext in {1/1, 2/2, 2.25/2\frac{1}{4}, 3/3}
\draw[shift={(0,\y)}] (2pt,0pt) -- (-2pt,0pt) node[left] {$\ytext$};

\draw (-.5,.25) parabola bend (0,0) (2,4) node[below right] {$x^2$};
\end{tikzpicture}

\end{document}