Graphing Program recommendations

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by joe8232, Sep 3, 2006.

  1. joe8232 macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2005
    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?
  2. mduser63 macrumors 68040


    Nov 9, 2004
    Salt Lake City, UT
    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.
  3. clevin macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    1, "plot" software category, free
    2, MS excel, most advanced, cost $$$
  4. joe8232 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2005
    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

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