Economic graphs

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by 4nr-, Nov 3, 2006.

  1. 4nr- macrumors regular


    Oct 5, 2006
    Göteborg, Sweden
    I need a program with which I can draw graphs, really simple graphs too, two axes. I want to be able to draw the curve myself, I don't want to fill in any data.
  2. iSaint macrumors 603


    May 26, 2004
    South Mississippi y'all, near the water!
    Grapher is an app in your Utilities folder. If you're wanting to draw something use Word or Excel.
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    Your request is a bit puzzling. You are probably the first person on this forum to request help to use his computer to draw bad-looking graphs. If this is what you want, then the drawing feature of Word will do the trick as iSaint suggested. You really should look into a dedicated graphing app. For simplicity and power, KaleidaGraph is without peer. It allows you to add graphics to your graphs. You can also import graphs into dedicated drawing apps like ACD Canvas X for additional enhancement.
  4. isketchgraphs macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2008
    Try Graph Sketcher

    Not puzzling at all - I need to draw curves by hand all the time for economics graphs. There is a Mac-only program created just for this purpose: Graph Sketcher.
  5. gauchogolfer macrumors 603


    Jan 28, 2005
    American Riviera
    Umm, nice thread resurrection champ. I think they've probably moved on by now.
    Nice looking program you're pitching, though I think most people would like to graph actual data, not just freehand them.
  6. songthen macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2007
    actually no, people dont want data. for econ graphs, we want exactly what he was saying. dont use condescending tone (champ) if you're going to say something ignant
  7. stizzanford macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2009
    people dont want data. for econ graphs, we want exactly what he was saying. dont use condescending tone (champ) if you're going to say something ignorant

    +1 on the above
  8. n-abounds macrumors 6502a


    Mar 6, 2006
  9. sh4d0w macrumors newbie

    Mar 8, 2011
    Economic graphs

    Ditto stizz.

    I've been a statistician for years so I certainly appreciate data driven graphs and it is still beyond me why these folks can't grasp that data driven graphs are just not appropriate for a lot of applications (particularly writing textbooks, theoretical models, and other higher order work). Just ignorance.

    Anyway Grapher is OK but I would only give it two stars. The Word 2003 - 2011 features I've found are no good. PowerPoint and SigmaPlot are what I'm using now, but they are obviously not made for this.
  10. adib, Feb 13, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2012

    adib macrumors member


    Jun 11, 2010
    This is pretty common in fields like macroeconomics in which the graphs are drawn to illustrate an idea and not to show the result of some statistic.

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