II. Setting Windows and Styles

C. Styles

This menu, F6, is accessed from the Y=Editor screen ( ) by pressing .

This menu makes 7 different graphing styles available and one more style available in 3D graphing. This can be very useful if you are graphing more than one function. These will be demonstrated with the function show. Use the ZoomDec setting.

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

Select the menu item
by pressing .
Then press 1,
and press .
Then press

to graph.


The graph is a solid,
thin line.

2:Dot. When in this mode, the points plotted are not connected. This mode is useful when you are graphing functions that have vertical asymptotes or piecewise defined functions.

Select the menu item
by pressing .
Then press 2,
and press .
Then press

to graph.


Points are not
connected when
plotted.

3:Square. In this mode, each point is plotted as a solid box.

Select the menu item
by pressing .
Then press 3,
and press .
Then press

to graph.


The points are
plotted as solid boxes.

4:Thick. The graph will appear as a thick line. If you have two graphs, it is a good idea to apply this attribute to one of the graphs so that they can be easily distinguished on the graph window.

Select the menu item
by pressing .
Then press 4,
and press .
Then press

to graph.


The graph is plotted
as a thick line.

5:Animate. In this mode, the path of the graph is traced but is not shown.

Select the menu item
by pressing .
Then press 5,
and press .
Then press

to graph.


The points are
traced but not plotted.

6:Path. This mode traces the path of the function as it is graphed with a circular cursor moving through the graph as it is drawn. This can be particularly useful when graphing in parametric mode or polar mode or when graphing more than one function at a time.

Select the menu item
by pressing .
Then press 6,
and press .
Then press

to graph.


This mode traces the
graph and leads with
a cursor.

7:Above. This mode will shade the area above the curve.

Select the menu item
by pressing .
Then press 7,
and press .
Then press

to graph.

The shading is above
the graph.

8:Below. This mode will shade the area below the curve.

Select the menu item
by pressing .
Then press 8,
and press .
Then press

to graph.

The shading is below
the graph.

 

 

 

I. Entering
Graphs
II. Windows
& Styles
III. Working
with Graphs
IV. Special
Graphs
V. Other
Graph Modes