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Any 3D graph plotting tools for Mac?

  1. May 14, 2007 #1
    Anything free that is?

    BTW, I have a biological aversion to Gnuplot.
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  4. May 14, 2007 #3
    Hmmm, I don't really want to spend half a day messing around with Wine. I'd prefer a native OS X app.
  5. May 14, 2007 #4


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    Gnuplot's wonderful. In fact, it's one of the best graphing utilities on the planet, mainly because you can script it and embed it within a flow involving other programs.

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  6. May 14, 2007 #5

    Not sure if that's exactly what you're looking for. But it allows you enter equations and nice way. For example, if you type (5x^2)/2 it will format it for you.
  7. May 15, 2007 #6
    Thanks. I love grapher, but I want to import my own data and grapher won't let me do this.
  8. May 15, 2007 #7
    Thanks. I'm not sure I really want to battle with gnuplot one more time. It nerds me out. Plus, it doesn't allow you to rotate surfaces in real time.

    I'm amazed there isn't a simple free 3d scientific visualization code for the mac.

    Paraview looked simple, but it requires writing data in vtk format which seems quite complicated. I haven't been able to find a good vtk tutorial on the web.
  9. May 28, 2007 #8
    Whatever happened to that graphing software that came with the MacOS? I think it was a basic version and you paid if you wanted a premium version that allowed implicit functions. It was very pretty.
  10. May 28, 2007 #9
    Thanks. It's called Grapher. See my answer above.
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