Re: graphics

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg8774] Re: [mg8740] graphics*From*: seanross at worldnet.att.net*Date*: Thu, 25 Sep 1997 12:26:09 -0400*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Neil wrote: > > Hi all. > Why do math not draw my graphs, i'm a newbie (using aix and mathematica > 3.2 . [machine don't load mathematica also when i type it , but only > math.What is wrong please anyone I am a little confused. There is no such thing as Mathematica 3.2. There is Mathematica 2.2.x and Mathematica 3.0.x. The fact that you are typing in a command to start mathematica suggests you are not using a notebook interface. The command "math" does not load a notebook interface anyway, but only the kernel. In that case, mathematica will not display any graphs on your screen except certain 2-D graphs and then only with screen font characters-no true graphics. To view the results of a graph, you will need to do something like the following: mygraph=Plot[myfunction[x],{x,2,3}]; Display["mygraph.bmp",mygraph,"PBM"]; This will write a bitmap file to your hard drive in the default directory. You will then need to use some kind of program that can view graphics like most word processors(Word, Wordperfect) or a paint program like CorelDraw, PaintShop Pro etc. The available graphics options depend on which version of Mathematica you are using. You are severely limited with Mma 2.2.