Creating Mathematica Graphics with calcE:
Look What YOU Can Do With Mathematica!
Wright State University
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We have all seen examples of beautiful 3D graphics created by Mathematica. However,
the everyday needs of the ordinary technical professional are generally more mundane, and
time is at a premium. calcE is a large external package for Mathematica. The package
specializes in the easy creation of 2D graphics with simplified syntax and advanced
features. Using calcE can reduce the size of the input required to create a graphics image
by 50 to 90 percent and can save hours, days, or weeks of programming. With calcE you can create not only basic graphics more quickly but also, without programming, graphics you
might otherwise never have attempted. Here are a few highlights from the literally
hundreds of features of calcE.
- Graph functions, equations, inequalities, parametric equations, sequences, and data sets
in any combination with a single plotting command.
- Specify any combination of dots, lines, and fill for any graph.
- Use 13 kinds of geometric objects just by including them in your plot command with
simple, descriptive syntax (e.g.,
Length, Red, Thick]).
- Assign a color to any geometric object just by including a color name in the
- Complete and easy control over axes and ticks, including colors, locations, axes with
arrows, one-sided axes, multiple axes, etc.
- Automatic floating axes are not obscured by filled regions.
- Automatic detection and proper rendering of most asymptotes and discontinuities.