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(* Content-type: application/mathematica *) ( (*** Wolfram Notebook File ***) (* http://www.wolfram.com/nb *) ( (* CreatedBy='Mathematica 6.0' *) ( (*CacheID: 234*) (* Internal cache information: NotebookFileLineBreakTest NotebookFileLineBreakTest NotebookDataPosition[ 145, 7] NotebookDataLength[ 79792, 2113] NotebookOptionsPosition[ 34205, 1109] NotebookOutlinePosition[ 76669, 2018] CellTagsIndexPosition[ 76626, 2015] WindowFrame->Normal*) W (* Beginning of Notebook Content *) Notebook[{ Cell["\<\ Introduction to Mathematical Software 21-126 2 Lecture 3: Plotting\ \>", "Subtitle", TextAlignment->Center, TextJustification->0], Cell[CellGroupData[{ C Cell["Introduction", "Section"], C Cell[TextData[{ StyleBox["Mathematica", FontSlant->"Italic"], " 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, ", StyleBox["Mathematica", FontSlant->"Italic"], " 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 ", StyleBox["Mathematica", FontSlant->"Italic"], " 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). " }], "Text"], } Cell[TextData[{ "The following table lists selected built-in plotting functions with \
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schematic syntax and brief descriptions. In addition there are animation \ functions, such as ", StyleBox["MoviePlot", FontWeight->"Bold"], ", which we will not discuss here. The behavior of each of these functions \ can be controlled by a vast array of plotting options \[LongDash] we cannot \ hope to illustrate all functions and options without exhausting the reader \ (and the writer)! Plotting functions can also be combined with ", StyleBox["graphics primitives", FontSlant->"Italic"], " to add text, line drawings, or other visual information not usually \ described as a plot. By using the ", StyleBox["Reference Guide", FontSlant->"Italic"], " or ", StyleBox["Help Browser", FontSlant->"Italic"], " you should be able to find a command suitable for practically any type of \ plot or figure that you might need and the use of the available options \ should, with a little practice, be almost self-explanatory." }], "Text"], } Cell[BoxData[ StyleBox[GridBox[{ { StyleBox[ RowBox[{ RowBox[{"Selected", " ", "built"}], "-",
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2011 for the course MATH 21126 taught by Professor Johnson during the Spring '11 term at Carnegie Mellon.

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