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Re: Novice GUI 2D Plotting Package?
Ken Mandelberg writes > Does anyone know of a GUI oriented package or notebook which gives the > user a spot to type in a function of one variable and a domain, and > then use the mouse for zoom in/ zoom out, and picking coordinates? > > The idea is to insulate the user from mathematica itself. This group of > users are expected to be able to sit down and type in functions and > interact with the graph with little or no instruction. > You might be interested in some of the tools which are being developed by the UCES project to do computational science education via the WWW. In particular, we have a very simple "plotter" presented through the WEB, forms, and CGI scripting. Check out http://magic.mse.iastate.edu/~meayre/graph.html This one is based on Maple, but a Mathematica equivalent would be easy to throw together..... err..... well, actually, the current version of Mma does not have a direct GIF output for graphics, so maybe it's not so simple, but it is possible. Tom WJ of WRI promises me there will be direct .gif output in the upcoming version. If your access is going to be reasonably low, you are welcome to use the page above. If you plan on pounding on it pretty hard contact me and we will arrange to give you code to implement your own. People in this group might also be interested in checking out our Matheamtica WEB server: http://uep.ameslab.gov/~charlie/Mma_Server_Init.html Hope this proves helpful. Tom -- Dr. Thomas L. Marchioro II Two-wheeled theoretical physicist Applied Mathematical Sciences 515-294-9779 Ames Laboratory 515-432-9142 (home) Ames, Iowa 50011 tlm at ameslab.gov Executive Director: