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Introduction to Mathematical Software
21-126
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Lecture 3: Plotting\
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" provides a collection of plotting tools that rival those of many packages \
dedicated to that single purpose.
Although many plotting packages provide \
friendlier user interfaces, ",
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" is unique in its integration of graphics with numerical, symbolic, and \
typesetting capabilities.
Some of the awkward features of the plotting \
commands can be attributed to the integration of all of these capabilities \
within a uniform structure.
Hence, although it is almost trivial to obtain \
quick plots, producing publication-quality figures requires choosing many \
rather verbose options and may take a lot of time.
Nevertheless, it is worth \
mastering some of the most important options and techniques early in one's ",
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" career, particularly for science and engineering applications for which \
visualization is an important tool for solving problems and developing \
insights.
In this notebook we introduce the plotting commands and options \
that I have found to be most useful for routine applications (at least in \
physics).
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"The following table lists selected built-in plotting functions with \