Graphing on the Mac?

James D. Meiss jdm at boulder.colorado.edu
Thu Nov 7 00:15:11 EST 1996

In article <3281117D.7CB3 at salk.edu>, forsburg at salk.edu wrote:

>Time to purchase software for an additional PPC Mac.  Up till now I 
>have used Cricketgraph, although I don't like the newer version as 
>much as I liked the old ones for ease of use and general friendliness
>and it seems rather crash-prone on the 040 machines it has been
>running on.  I'm seeking your recommendations....nothing fancy 
>required, just standard sorts of plots or histograms on exponential or
>arithmetic  axes.  I have no experience with Deltagraph, which looks
>like the most reasonable alternative.
>Comments and opinions sought!! 

      I was very disappointed with Delta graph and would not recommend it.
First--the version I had (3.0 I think) was very buggy. Lots of crashes, and it
wouldn't do things that the manual promised--especially with 3D graphs.

      Moreover, it seemed to be much more of a "business" oreinted graphing
program, and much of the gee-wiz-bang stuff would be of little use for 
scientific graphs.

      I use KaleidaGraph and am very happy with it. You'll probably also
get many
recommendations for Igor, which is, as I understand it, very full featured, but
has a steaper learning curve.

James Meiss
Dept of Applied Math
University of Colorado
jdm at boulder.colorao.edu

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