III. Working With A Graph

D. Style

Functions can be turned on and off by moving the cursor over the equal sign. When you hit , the function will change from on to off or from off to on.

Style options affect the appearance of the graph. Unlike other options on the calculator, these are accessed directly on the window. To access these options, move the cursor all the way to the left and you will see the option blinking. There are seven different choices. Hitting the ENTER button will scroll through the options.

1. Line: This is the default setting and graphs will be a thin solid line.

Enter the function.
Graph is solid thin line.

2. Thick: The graph will appear as a thick line. If you have two graphs, this option applied to one of the graphs will allow you to distinguish between them easily.

Put it in thick mode.
Graph will be thick.

3. Shade above: This will shade the area above the graph. To change the shading style, go to the DRAW menu.

Access the shade
above mode.
Graph will be
shaded above.

4. Shade below: This will shade the area below the graph. To change the shading style, go to the DRAW menu.

Access the shade
below mode.
Graph will be
shaded below.

5. Path: This will trace the path as it is graphed. This can be useful when graphing in parametric mode.

This will trace the
path as it is graphed.
The path will be
traced out.

6. Animate: This will trace the path of the graph but will not show the graph.

Access the animate mode.
Graph path will
be traced only.

7. Dot: When in this mode, the points are not connected. This mode is useful when you are graphing functions that have vertical asymptotes or piece-wise defined functions.

Access dot mode.
Points will not
be connected.

 

A. TRACE
B. TABLE
C. CALC
D. Style
E. FORMAT
F. ZOOM