[OS X TeX] Grapher.app and LaTeX Equations

Ross Moore ross at ics.mq.edu.au
Tue Feb 26 17:57:18 EST 2008

Hi Herb,

On 27/02/2008, at 9:37 AM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> Last night I typed the
> y=x/2*sqrt(x)
> in Grapher (in order to plot this simple function) and saved its  
> Latex-
> formated version
> y=\frac{x}{2}\cdot \mbox{sqrt}\left( x \right)

I'd much prefer to see this as:

   y = \tfrac12 x \times \sqrt{x}

or simply   y = \tfrac12 \sqrt{x}

with the \tfrac  macro from  \usepackage{amsmath} .

> That menu offers three formats to save the plot (one of them is JPG)
> plus an option to save the Latex-formatted representation into the
> clipboard. I selected the last option and pasted the clipboard content
> into the Latex editor. That was it. Then I plotted another function,
> selected its Grapher representation, and extracted the Latex-formated
> version) into the clipboard. It worked very well again.

It's not really good LaTeX, so some work still needs to be done on
that part of it. Certainly it is a decent way to get plots quickly.

> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest.com)



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