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Re: 3-D graphing software?



On 22/11/2007, Antonio Olivares <olivares14031 yahoo com> wrote:
>
> --- "Amadeus W.M." <amadeus84 verizon net> wrote:
>
> > On Tue, 20 Nov 2007 01:47:07 +0200, Dotan Cohen
> > wrote:
> >
> > > In an advanced Calculus course, we are dealing
> > with functions with 2
> > > (and more) variables. Is there any 3-D graphing
> > software for Fedora
> > > available? Something like Kalgebra, but with a bit
> > more functions such
> > > as multiple functions graphed at the same time,
> > asymptote min max and
> > > other significant points, zoom into 3-D graph,
> > graph of derivative and
> > > integral, etc. Thanks in advance for any
> > suggestions.
> > >
> > > Dotan Cohen
> > >
> > > http://what-is-what.com
> > > http://gibberish.co.il
> > >
> >
> א-ב-ג-ד-ה-ו-ז-ח-ט-י-ך-כ-ל-ם-מ-ן-נ-ס-ע-ף-פ-ץ-צ-ק-ר-ש-ת
> > >
> > > A: Because it messes up the order in which people
> > normally read text. Q:
> > > Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
> >
> > Reading the thread I'm not exactly clear what you
> > expect from an off-the-
> > shelf GUI. The GUI is not psychic, nor does it
> > understand spoken
> > commands. You have to tell it what to plot, and you
> > have to do so in a
> > way it can understand. In other words, you must use
> > certain commands and
> > syntax. That's a programming language.
> >
> > There are two major professional-grade numerical
> > programs: Matlab and
> > Mathematica. Neither is free nor open source, each
> > with its own
> > strengths. I program in matlab for a living, and
> > from experience I'd say
> > matlab is a better tradeoff between power and
> > simplicity. It can do all
> > you want and, needless to say, much more. And the
> > GUI is what you want a
> > GUI to be: can do multiple plots, zoom, pan, tilt,
> > 2D, 3D, edit,
> > different illuminations, texture, colors, and things
> > you never knew were
> > possible. If you're a student, you can get the
> > student version for $100.
> > A very good investment if you're going down the
> > Math/Engineering path.
> >
> > Otherwise try Scilab, or octave, which is matlab's
> > open source port (like
> > gimp and photoshop), which uses gnuplot for
> > plotting. For one, you can't
> > rotate the graph by drag-and-drop as you can in
> > matlab, and various other
> > shortcomings.
> >
> >
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>
> I want to drop by my $.02 on this issue.  I personally
> use maxima, xmaxima, or WxMaxima whenever I can, I
> also have used sparingly octave as well because it is
> the free version of matlab or provides a matlab kind
> of environment.  However, you can also use
> mathgv(http://www.mathgv.com/) or
> winplot(http://math.exeter.edu/rparri) which are for
> windows, but run nicely on linux with wine.  I know it
> might not count since they are designed for windows,
> but linux with wine does the job.  They have the gui
> and you can rotate and do some nice things.  Only
> drawback is the integrate/differentiate, for that
> maxima does a pretty good job except for some very
> nasty functions that the big
> guys(Mathematica,Maple,et, all) also falter as well.
> I am in no way professional, but at one point had to
> draw some very complex graphs, a college professor was
> very nice and helpful using Mathematica, and I used it
> on the college computers.  There are also java based
> graphers on the net that you can find as well.
>
> Hope this helps,
>
> Antonio

Thanks, Antonio. I'm writing to the authors of mathgv and winplot now
to enquire about Linux ports. Thanks for the tip.

Dotan Cohen

http://what-is-what.com
http://gibberish.co.il
א-ב-ג-ד-ה-ו-ז-ח-ט-י-ך-כ-ל-ם-מ-ן-נ-ס-ע-ף-פ-ץ-צ-ק-ר-ש-ת

A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?


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