Can anyone recommend a grapher with the following qualities:

1) Can handle really long equations (up to a page long for example).

2) Can plot multiple equations in the same graph.

Does Microsoft Student Grapher have these qualities?

Thanks

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- Jan 6th 2011, 03:33 PMrainergrapher
Can anyone recommend a grapher with the following qualities:

1) Can handle really long equations (up to a page long for example).

2) Can plot multiple equations in the same graph.

Does Microsoft Student Grapher have these qualities?

Thanks - Jan 9th 2011, 12:37 AMChris11
You could probally just use maple. Look it up online. It's far more than just a grapher, but it should be able to handle what you need it to. By the way, I have never heard of someone having an equation that was a page long that couldn't have been shortened substancially. I would do this if you wanted to decrese the chance of you screwing something up when you enter it into the computer.

- Jan 9th 2011, 08:42 AMrainer
Thanks.

Can Maple plot multiple functions in the same graph?

I'm using a CAS called wxMaxima which cannot do this. It can graph fairly long equations, but only one at a time. On the other hand, I also have a grapher which can plot multiple functions in the same graph, but cannot handle long equations.

As for the formula, when you're playing around with a CAS it's easy to get carried away. In my case it's a formula for the area of any triangle where the only inputs are the semi-minor axis of the inellipse and the angle drawn from one of the vertices to the circumcircle center. - Jan 9th 2011, 04:29 PMChris11
Yes, it can