Graphing Program recommendations

joe8232

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I am looking for a decent graphing program. I have tried grapher but I need to be able to do parametric plots as well as polar and 2d plots. Does anyone have any recommendations?
 

mduser63

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Grapher can do all of those except perhaps 2D plots. If you mean 2D plots of discrete data, then Grapher is probably not the right tool for that. Excel should do 2D data plots, though I've never used it for that.

Maple is commercial math software, and it's not cheap, but it'll do that stuff too. I suggest spending a little more time learning Grapher though.
 

clevin

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1, "plot" @apple.com software category, free
2, MS excel, most advanced, cost $$$
 

joe8232

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mduser63 said:
Grapher can do all of those except perhaps 2D plots. If you mean 2D plots of discrete data, then Grapher is probably not the right tool for that. Excel should do 2D data plots, though I've never used it for that.
OK, thanks for that; when I said plots I mean things like y=sin(t) and x=sec(t) etc. I have actually just ordered a copy of matlab as the uni I am going to has a site license for maple as well.

Thanks for the replies