Tag Archives: Mac

Mac OS X Grapher – A Quick Note on Changing the Range of Theta in Polar Plots

This post is in response to Tommy’s question on the Getting Started post, namely, how to plot a polar spiral (e.g., r = θ) *without* using the default Grapher range of θ = [0, 2π]. It turned out to be … Continue reading

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Mac OS X Grapher: Axes, Grids, and Backgrounds

Finally, a post! I’ve made some changes to the blog.  First, I’ve added a Donate button to the sidebar;  clicking the button takes you to Paypal, where you’re free to contribute to my “Feed the Putterer” fund.  I do realize … Continue reading

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Mac OS X Grapher: Contour and Vector Plots

Whew! This post just kept getting longer and longer, until finally I decided I needed to bite it off if it was ever going to get posted. Today we will discuss contour and vector plots, together with a few simple … Continue reading

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Mac OS X Grapher – Plotting Data and Curve Fitting

“You can’t use Grapher to plot data.” Not true! You can use Grapher to plot data – it’s just a pain in the butt. Nevertheless Grapher can be useful if you want to plot a small data set and/or do some … Continue reading

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Mac OS X Grapher – Plotting Points and Adding Extras

Woot!  We’re back!  Apologies for the radio silence – real life has been kicking me in the teeth.  Nothing like tangling with an insurance company to suck the life out of you. To ease back into this blogging thing I … Continue reading

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Mac OS X Grapher – Using Parameters

Welcome to part two of my unofficial MacOS X Grapher User’s Guide – Using Parameters. As before, click on any graph to enlarge.

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Mac OS X Grapher – Getting Started

Successful puttering in mathematics requires some way of visualizing the equations you are playing with. It’s all very well to slap around some equation using just a pencil and paper, but there’s a lot of information to be gained from … Continue reading

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