# What's wrong with my distribution function?

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Shing Ho Lin on 21 May 2022
Commented: VBBV on 21 May 2022
I'm trying to draw a chi-square distribution in XYZ space. Chi-square distribution in Geogebra is supposed to be (with different index k): That means, it is supposed to be a central-symmetric, volcano-shaped figure.
Here comes the code:
X = -100 : 1 : 100;
Y = -100 : 1 : 100;
k = 4;
G = gamma(k/2);
[ XX, YY ] = meshgrid( X, Y );
A = ( XX ).^2 + ( YY ).^2;
A = sqrt (A);
Z = (A^(k/2 - 1) * exp(-A / 2)) / ( 2^(k/2) * G );
figure, mesh(X, Y, Z);
Very unfortunately, the figure I generated is: What exactly is wrong with my code?
Shing Ho Lin on 21 May 2022
It is most probably a silly question, but I just get stuck into this. Very much appreciated for any possible answer:)

VBBV on 21 May 2022
X = -100 : 1 : 100;
Y = -100 : 1 : 100;
k = 4;
G = gamma(k/2)
G = 1
[ XX, YY ] = meshgrid( X, Y );
A = ( XX ).^2 + ( YY ).^2;
A = sqrt (A);
Z = (A.^(k/2-1).*exp(-A / 2))./(2^(k/2)* G); % use element wise operator
mesh(X, Y, Z);
axis([-20 20 -100 100 0 0.2]) VBBV on 21 May 2022
Thanks is accpeting answer, :) ,

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