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Grapher is a 2D and 3D graphing application that comes bundled in Mac OS X

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Simple function in Grapher?

I am trying to have just a simple function -> f(x, y) = x + y This is in a 3D default graphing environment. Is this possible, or do I need to use a different graphing tool? I want this function to ...
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Mac Grapher Logarithmic X axis

While it is easy to plot 2D graphs with linear X and Y, linear X - log Y and log X - log Y graphs in Grapher, I can't figure out how to graph log X - linear Y axes. Am I missing something obvious or ...
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How to draw an animated point to point line in grapher

I am using grapher and want o create some animations for a PHY class. I have figured out how to animate a dot moving in a circle, and what I am trying to do is draw a line from the dot as i moves ...
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Grapher: Edit or enter data points directly in the graph with the mouse?

Rookie Grapher User. I'm creating 2D piecewise linear curves using Grapher. So far I've only discovered how to enter or edit datapoints via the "Edit Points..." button at the top of the ...
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Can I find the source code for Grapher?

Grapher is an application that is installed on macOS by default. Can I find its source code, or is it proprietary?
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Cannot open graph .gcx file saved by Grapher

I'm facing an issue where I am unable to re-open any saved graphs that have a contour plot inside. For example, if you plot sin(x)*cos(y) and save it, you will not be able to reopen it in Grapher. It ...
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Grapher can not open saved file if axis numbering orientation is changed

When I try to open a saved Grapher file after doing the following with Grapher on my iMac, I get (presumably from the Grapher) the error message The document "xxx" could not be opened and can not ...
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How to restrict the domain of a function in Grapher?

In some math software, you can restrict the domain of a function by adding a command and the conditions after the function definition. Example, for Symbolab: x^2, x >0 But this doesn't work in ...
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How to change the function plot colour in Grapher and make it persistent?

Here's y=x^2 plotted in blue: I coloured the function by going to "Window > Show Inspector". So all is nice and smooth, but when I change the function to, say, y=x^3, the plot turns black and has an ...
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Can Grapher plot periodic functions, other than trigonometric ones?

That is, something like: f(x) = f(x+c) Where c is an arbitrary constant. Examples: How might I get grapher to chart this or select an appropriate tool to visualize these functions?
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macOS Grapher recursive function

Can grapher in macOS work with recursive functions??? If so how? There doesn't seem to be an obvious way and there are no answers to this online. Thanks
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In Grapher, can functions be used to define parametric curves?

I'm drawing a curve using matrices in Grapher, for instance: However, any time I try to use a function (i.e. a(x)) as a matrix element: I get errors: I've looked through the unofficial manual, but ...
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Symbolic integration in Grapher.app?

Several months ago I was using Grapher, something strange happened. Instead of going to Equation → Integrate, I clicked the symbols menu (with the summation notation, cube root, etc.) and clicked the ...
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How do I delete an equation in Grapher?

What it says in the title. There is no obvious way for me to remove an equation in Grapher. I used Grapher a few years ago and I probably knew how to then, but I cannot remember now.
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How to shade region between polar curves in Grapher?

I've graphed two polar curves and would like to shade the region inside one and outside the other. When I select the two equations and then select Integrate from the Equation menu, I get the error ...
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Grapher Having Problems After High Sierra Upgrade

My wife just upgraded to OS 10.12.6. She uses Grapher to make pictures for work. Now Grapher can no longer read her old .gcx files. She had a template she was using a lot. So, she had to remake ...
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Leave superscript mode in Mac Grapher

Mac Grapher has is a keyboard shortcut for entering superscripts: use the ^ key. For instance, you can type x^2 to get the expression x2. Once I've entered superscript mode, how do I leave ...
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Parameters in Grapher

I am trying to plot a family of similar functions in built-in Grapher. I read that one way to do this is to write one formula for all functions to be plotted and then define the parameter by which the ...
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Can Grapher evaluate a function?

I just noticed that Grapher fails to evaluate a function at a constant. In the image, the graph of y = c should of course be a horizontal line. Is there a way to fix or work around it? This seems ...
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Mac Grapher Complex Error Function

I understand the the Grapher app in Mac OS X comes with erf and erfc, the error function and complementary error function. However, when I define y = Re[erfc(-ix)], the Grapher app just returns y(x) ...
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Is Grapher able to display values in the x-axis as (π/2), (π), (3π/2), (2π) rather than 1,57, 3,14, 4,71, 6,28 (and so on.. )?

As title says.... Is Grapher able to display values in the x-axis as (π/2), (π), (3π/2), (2π) rather than 1,57, 3,14, 4,71, 6,28 ?(and so on.. ) ?
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Which font is used when I export formulas from Grapher?

You can export formulas from Grapher with drag&drop. Which font is used for this? I want to write some stuff in the same font in Keynote, but I cannot find the correct font...
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Vector dot product and scalar multiplication in Grapher.app

I'm trying to play around with vectors in Grapher.app, but I'm getting an error when I try to A: multiply two vectors (specified as a vertical matrix) together, and B: multiply a vector by a scalar ...
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How do I increase significant digits in Grapher?

How do I increase the significant digits in Grapher?
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How do I shade the region between two curves in Grapher?

How do I shade the region (or area) between two curves in Grapher? I'm looking for a way to do this in a 2D graph. The only example which comes close to this is the "Evaluation and Integration" ...
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How Do You Label The 3D Axis in Grapher?

I want to label each axis with an x, y, and z. I know it's possible to label x and y axes in 2D view, but for some reason, I can't do it in 3D view. Any suggestions?
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Plot drawing software

Could you please recommend me software for drawing plots? I need something like the Grapher application that is included with Mac OS X but with these functions: Axis naming Error bars Advanced ...
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