Talk:Initial mass function

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The IMF exponent seemingly varies, according to galaxy type, from about 1.5 in lower mass galaxies, to nearly 3.0 in massive ellipticals. Popular references, referring to the original journal article: (talk) 04:38, 10 November 2012 (UTC)

Add graphs[edit]

Some plots of the mass functions described would help here. Fig (talk) 12:20, 14 November 2012 (UTC)

So it's 2015 and there's still no graphs here! That's a real shame... Fig (talk) 00:13, 4 January 2015 (UTC)
There. Feel free to make it pretty. --JohannesBuchner (talk) 19:24, 4 November 2015 (UTC)
Note that the current plot is actually showing xi(m), not xi(m)*Delta m. Can this be changed?2607:F140:400:A004:9C74:F00E:9779:BFFE (talk) 17:09, 9 November 2016 (UTC)


Is it o'k the article's so compact?
What about - maybe - contriving another section — something about the usage?
NB. Is it ok the 'main' section staying the first while focusing on a rather mathematicised approach if I make ms clear? Josh, linguist (talk) 09:16, 25 March 2013 (UTC)

If you have something to add, feel free to do it. Remember to include sources, now that you probably look at them anyway. I don't get what you say about the order of sections, but that can always be changed, so just go ahead. — HHHIPPO 09:52, 25 March 2013 (UTC)