I'm trying to plot a formula where for my intended domain, a division by zero will be done. Overleaf/latex gives me the following error: Dimension Too Large. I think this has to do with each other. That is why I try restrict the plotting around the asymptotes. The mathematical problem is that there are poles at +3.5 and -3.5 ; here is a link to wolframalpha, showcasing the function: link

Inspired by link, I tried to implement it the following way, without success.

Do you have suggestions how I can restrict an tikz plot for multiple domains. I could split the function into multiple \addplot. However, I do not prefer this, as in my real report I'm plotting a lot off functions

            xmin=-9, xmax=9,
            ymin=0, ymax=5,
            % domain = -9:9
            \addplot [%restrict expr to domain={<expr>}{min:max}
                    %   restrict expr to domain={(x>=-9)&&(x<=-3.4)||(x>=-3.6)&&(x<=3.4)||(x>=3.6)&&(x<=9)}{1:1},
                      line width=0.45mm, 
            {(3)/(x+3.5)^2 + (3)/(3.5-x)^2 + 3 * e^(-((0-x)^2)/ (2 * 1^2))};
  • Welcome to TeX.SE! Please always provide MWE (Minimal Working Example), a small but complete document, which reproduce your problem.
    – Zarko
    Jul 4 at 14:24
  • Ah, I tried to do that. But you mean with \begin{document} etc?
    – HerChip
    Jul 4 at 15:46
  • 2
    Yes, as I do in my answer. Many times are information in document preamble essential for the solving of problem, However in this not forget on "minimal" ;-)
    – Zarko
    Jul 4 at 15:59

1 Answer 1


Like this?

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By use of restrict y to domain =<min>:<max> ,:


    axis lines=center,
    xlabel = {$x$}, xlabel style = {anchor=west},
    ylabel = {$y$},
    xmin=-9, xmax=9, xtick={-8,-6,...,8},
    extra  x ticks = {0},
    ymin=0,  ymax=27,
    tick label style = {font=\scriptsize},
    domain = -8.5:8.5,
    restrict y to domain = 0:100,
    no marks,
every axis plot post/.append style={very thick},
\addplot +[samples=101]
            {(3)/(x+3.5)^2 + (3)/(3.5-x)^2 + 3*e^(-((0-x)^2)/(2 * 1^2))};

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