# Why does a plot of a reciprocal function using pgfplots look wrong?

I am trying to plot the function 1/x^2 but the result is obviously wrong, here is how it looks like here is the code

\begin{center}
\begin{tikzpicture}
\begin{axis}[
%xlabel=$x$,
%ylabel={$f(x) = x^2 - x +4$}   ]
\end{axis}
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{center}


Any suggestions on how to fix this?

You're dividing by nearly zero, so that result is in a way expected. You could use restrict y to domain=0:20 to remove all y-values larger than 20, or (easier) just add ymax=25 to set the maximum value for the y-axis.

The difference between the two is that the former removes all calculated y-values that are outside the given domain from the plot, while the second just sets the axis limits. With the latter, the lines will extend to the axis.

\documentclass[border=5mm]{standalone}
\usepackage{pgfplots}

\begin{document}

\begin{tikzpicture}
\begin{axis}[
xlabel=$x$,
ylabel={$f(x) = 1/x^2$},
restrict y to domain=0:20,
]
\end{axis}
\end{tikzpicture}
\begin{tikzpicture}
\begin{axis}[
xlabel=$x$,
ylabel={$f(x) = 1/x^2$},
ymax=20
]
\end{axis}
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document} This works fine.....

\documentclass[a4paper]{article}
\usepackage{tkz-euclide}
\usepackage{pgfplots}
\usetkzobj{all}
\begin{document}
\begin{center}
\begin{tikzpicture}
\begin{axis}%
[
grid=major,
x=5mm,
y=5mm,
xtick={-10,-9,...,10},
xmin=-10,
xmax=10,
xlabel={\tiny $x$},
axis x line=middle,
ytick={-10,-9,...,10},
tick label style={font=\tiny},
ymin=-10,
ymax=10,
ylabel={\scriptsize $f(x)$},
axis y line=middle,
no markers,
samples=100,
domain=-10:10,
restrict y to domain=-20:20
] 