[OS X TeX] Grapher.app and LaTeX Equations
Ross Moore
ross at ics.mq.edu.au
Tue Feb 26 23:57:18 CET 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)
Cheers,
Ross
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