# Graph of sin(1/x) in pgfplots and TikZ

I try to draw the graph of sin(1/x) on domain (0,1]; using pgfplots, it seems to work, but with TikZ plot-function, it doesn't. What am I doing wrong?

My code:

\documentclass{standalone}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usepackage{pgfplots}

\begin{document}
\begin{tikzpicture}
\begin{axis}[
xmin=0.01, xmax=1,
xticklabel style={/pgf/number format/.cd,fixed},
width=6cm, height=4cm,
grid = major,
grid style={gray!30},
ymin=-1,
ymax= 1,
axis background/.style={fill=white},
ylabel={$\sin (1/x)$},
xlabel={$x$},
tick align=outside
]
\end{axis}
\end{tikzpicture}

\begin{tikzpicture}
\draw[step=.5,lightgray,ultra thin] (-0.5,-1.5) grid (1.5,1.5);
\draw[->] (0,0) -- (1.1,0) node[right] {$x$};
\draw[->] (0,-1) -- (0,1.1) node[above] {$\sin (1/x)$};
\draw[blue, domain=0.01:1] plot (\x, {sin(1/ (\x r))});
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}


The output:

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Your conversion between radian and degree is not correct. Use \draw[blue,domain=0.01:1,samples=5000] plot (\x, {sin((1/\x)r)});. – Paul Gaborit Sep 12 '13 at 5:49
Ah...stupidity strikes again...imagine me ashamed and grateful for the answer! – Mark Sep 12 '13 at 6:22

Second issue: by default, plot uses 100 samples.

Solution:

\draw[blue,domain=0.01:1,samples=5000] plot (\x, {sin((1/\x)r)});


\documentclass{standalone}
\usepackage{tikz}
\begin{document}
\begin{tikzpicture}[x=5cm]
\draw[xstep=.2,ystep=.5,lightgray,ultra thin] (-0.1,-1.5) grid (1.1,1.5);
\draw[->] (0,0) -- (1.1,0) node[right] {$x$};
\draw[->] (0,-1) -- (0,1.1) node[above] {$\sin (1/x)$};
\draw[blue,domain=0.01:1,samples=5000] plot (\x, {sin((1/\x)r)});
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}

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For the gap between the axis and the blue curve, a cheap cheat is (\x-0.01,...). – percusse Sep 12 '13 at 13:54