Function Plots



This 2D function plot displays the Y=F(X) function cos(2*X). 
This 2D function plot displays the X=F(Y) function cos(Y). 
This 2D function plot displays the X=F(T), Y=G(T) parametric expression X=cos(t2), Y=sin(t+3). 
Creating a New Function Graph
To create a function graph:

Click the Home  New Graph  Basic  Y=F(X) Function Plot command, the Home  New Graph  Basic  X=F(Y) Function Plot, or the Home  New Graph  Basic  Parametric Function Plot command.

A function plot is created using a default equation.
When plotting a function with discontinuity, for example plotting Y=1/X from 10 ≤ X ≤ 10, we recommend the following settings:

Set the Plot page Missing data property to Discontinous plot.

Set the axes limits to fixed custom values. Otherwise the axes may scale to extreme values automatically.

Experiment with the Data Limits page Number of points property to ensure the function plot displays as desired. With the Y=1/X example from above where both X and Y axes range between 10 and 10, a Number of points value of 201 extends the function plot across the entire graph, while a Number of points value of 199 does not.
Editing Function Plot Properties
To change the features of a function plot — including the equations used to create the plot — first select the function plot in the plot window or Object Manager and then edit its properties in the Property Manager.
Click the following tabs in the Property Manager to change different properties:
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