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Graph Making Programs

Postby MadMind75 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:54 am

Anyone know of any simple, colorful and FREE programs to create graphs?

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Re: Graph Making Programs

Postby green union terrace chair » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:31 am

Open Office

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Re: Graph Making Programs

Postby juanton » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:59 am

I doubt OpenOffice runs on Windows 95.

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Re: Graph Making Programs

Postby green union terrace chair » Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:52 am

juanton wrote:I doubt OpenOffice runs on Windows 95.


Haha, is that what MadMind is running? And you know this because ...?

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Re: Graph Making Programs

Postby Henry Vilas » Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:07 pm

green union terrace chair wrote:
juanton wrote:I doubt OpenOffice runs on Windows 95.


Haha, is that what MadMind is running? And you know this because ...?

Because he has said so.

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Re: Graph Making Programs

Postby MadMind75 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:20 pm

Windows 98SE on a 12 yr old PC, baby!
Listen to that engine roar!

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Re: Graph Making Programs

Postby Remember_Me » Sat Jul 03, 2010 3:18 pm

Ya know, I think I may actually have a graph somewhere that illustrates just how bad Windows 98SE sucks.

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Re: Graph Making Programs

Postby towanda » Sat Jul 03, 2010 8:03 pm

StarOffice, OpenOffice's predecessor, will run on 98SE. Good luck finding a copy.

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Re: Graph Making Programs

Postby MadMind75 » Sun Jul 04, 2010 3:57 pm

Oh c'mon now, there has to be some second-rate program out there that does nothing but graphs and has little to no minimum requirements.

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Re: Graph Making Programs

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Re: Graph Making Programs

Postby Bad Gradger » Sun Jul 04, 2010 6:06 pm

MadMind75 wrote:Oh c'mon now, there has to be some second-rate program out there that does nothing but graphs and has little to no minimum requirements.

It's right next to your map making program.

Can we rename this the "computer advice for guy too cheap to shell out $20 at SWAP" sub-forum?

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Re: Graph Making Programs

Postby MadMind75 » Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:07 am

Let's get even more basic. I've found there are free sites to create charts without having to download or install anything (like Chartgo.com), but then I realized, I don't even quite know how to go about what I'm trying to get done.
Before razzing me, recognize that I'm posting this query without having given it too much thought.
I think part of my problem is that I need to calculate the data before I can give it a value and place it in a chart.
I need to determine number vs. price, each value having a range (not just one number).

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Re: Graph Making Programs

Postby kurt_w » Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:15 am

So you want to have a bunch of pairs of values, with the first item in the pair being "number" and the second item being "price"? Like this:

Number, Price
1, $10
2, $20
3, $30
4, $39
5, $48
6, $57
...

and then you want to plot it in a graph? Sounds like you want to use the spreadsheet in Google Documents (https://docs.google.com)

Alternatively, you could
(1) Borrow $4.99 from your parents
(2) Buy a length of polypropylene rope (it floats)
(3) Tie the rope securely to your computer
(4) Sell the rope+computer as a boat anchor (for, say, $6.99)
(5) Buy a box of crayons ($1.79)
(6) Pay back your parents the $4.99, leaving you with $0.21 profit
(7) Use the crayons to make your graph.

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Re: Graph Making Programs

Postby Madsci » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:19 pm

The second options sounds like so much more fun.

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Re: Graph Making Programs

Postby MadMind75 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:39 am

More like 16 to 25 on X axis $14.98 to $17.98 on Y axis = said value.
I realize the obvious thing to do would be to find the halfway point in the range of numbers and then use that one number, but that wouldn't be accurate since there may be much more on one end of the spectrum and the other end of the spectrum may be a rarity.
And one thing I'm not going to do is go through an entire list of products to calculate an average price, much easier to just list the low end and high end.
Any way or any sort of table or graph where I can include the range?


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