# Deciding on a proper graphing calculator window?

by Tyrion101
Tags: calculator, deciding, graphing, proper, window
 P: 147 I'm struggling with this lately, I know that it depends on what you need to see, but is there a general rule of thumb?
 P: 331 Make it big enough so you can see what you need to see, but not so big that you can't see what you need to see.
 P: 147 But is there a way to tell without randomly picking numbers for a bit to tell how big your window needs to be?
Mentor
P: 21,216
Deciding on a proper graphing calculator window?

 Quote by Tyrion101 I'm struggling with this lately, I know that it depends on what you need to see, but is there a general rule of thumb?
I'm not aware of any general rule about this. How you should scale the window depends on the function you're graphing.
P: 331
 Quote by Tyrion101 But is there a way to tell without randomly picking numbers for a bit to tell how big your window needs to be?
Not really. I mean it takes 15 seconds to figure it out by guessing, I never really needed to save that much time.

 Related Discussions Calculators 1 Calculators 3 Academic Guidance 5 Precalculus Mathematics Homework 4 Calculators 12