Instructions for WINPLOT:
To make sure the presentation of your information is
appropriate, follow these instructions:
the Window menu, select 2-dim
- From Misc menu select colors and from colors menu select
Background, which you will set to white. Now close the pop up menu.
the View menu, select view
the pop-up view menu, select the “set corners” option (top right)
the left, right, down, up to -10, 10, -10, 10.
Hit the Apply button. Close the menu.
the View menu, select axes and change the screen thickness to 3. Do the
same for the printed thickness.
the View menu, select the grid option. Activate the following options: (i) arrows (ii) labels (iii) scale (iv)
change places by inactivating it or setting it to 0 (v) change
frequency to 1 (vi) in the grid section, select rectangular and make sure
all 4 quadrants are selected. Hit the Apply button and close the grid menu
You have now simply set up the graph in a proper
presentation method. Depending on what you graph, you may have to go back and
change some of the View options and some of the Grid options. Do this as is
Now, to graph some points:
the Equa (equation) menu, select Point and then
an ordered pair and you can change the presentation of the point by
selecting (i) solid (ii) dot size (3 as a
minimum) (iii) dotted and (iv) colors if you
To graph some equations:
- From the Equa
menu, select Explicit and type in your equation (use the ^ symbol for
exponents (i.e. 2^x). You do not need to type in y = as that is already
present (in the form of f(x) = )
the pen width to 3 as a minimum and you may change the color as well. Hit
the OK button.
label the graph, go to the Btns menu and select
Text. Now right-click the mouse and an edit text box appears.
Type in the equation of your graph, then select the FONT option and adjust
the size and/or color of the font. Hit OK and then OK again to close the
edit text box. Left click the mouse to drag the text to where you need it.
- To change
and add to some of the features of the equation you have just graphed,
select the Equa menu and select the Inventory
option. From the inventory menu box, select your equation to activate the
various buttons. Select the Table option and now you have a table of
adjust the table of values, select the Params
option and change your low and high to your desired interval. Adjust the
run steps as well (the easiest adjustment is (hi-low i.e. if hi = 5 and low = -5, then you
want 5 – (-5) = 10 run steps)
can now cut and paste the table into a WORD document.
copy your graph into your WORD document, go to the File menu and select
the Bitmap to Clipboard option. Disregard the message that appears and
close that pop-up message. Now simply go to your WORD document and paste
the graph into your document. Adjust the size to an appropriate size and
position your graph to an appropriate location.
So see an example, go to http://mrsantowski.tripod.com/MCR3U/Assignments/FormalReport.htm
TO find an intersection point for two functions, go to the TWO menu and select "Intersections". From the pull down menu, select the two functions for which you want the intersection point(s). Select "Mark Point" from the menu box to highlight the intersection point on your graph.