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Can you please suggest some good software to draw customized graphs like these?

PS:I am studying calculus (engineering degree) and would like to take notes on my pc, including customized graphs, about all the theorems I am learning (bolzano-weierstrass, Rolle, etc...).

Hope you can help.

Thanks.

NB: I am on windows, but can use linux software as well.

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this is not actually graph theory. (I wasn't sure whether to flag this for moderator attention; if a mod sees this, can you let me know?) –  Harry Stern Apr 13 '11 at 2:04
    
Not sure whether to flag it, but I have enough rep to retag stuff so I got rid of the graph-theory tag. –  Ben Alpert Apr 13 '11 at 2:17
    
I do not understand how we can have 4 different questions on graphing software, and none of them have mentioned the same ones. See also (math.stackexchange.com/questions/26903/…) and (math.stackexchange.com/questions/55570/…). –  mixedmath Aug 28 '11 at 3:48
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GeoGebra is easy to use, free, and the graphs look good.

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+1 What an excellent piece of software. Wish that had been around long ago when I was studying. –  Orbling Apr 12 '11 at 14:12
    
@Eivind: I tried inputing this: $(x^2+y^2+z^2)^2=2z(x^2+y^2)$. Does it more than 3d graphing? –  fdart17 Apr 12 '11 at 14:41
    
@Cplayer: I have only used it for simple 2D graphing (for functions of one variable), and I don't think it can draw graphs of higher dimension. At least not the version I'm using. –  please delete me Apr 12 '11 at 15:03
    
thanks for the suggestion, Eiving. so how can I draw the green curve, in my figure no.1 ? I can't find the right tool in geogebra. –  iAsk Apr 12 '11 at 15:42
    
@iAsk: At the bottom of the window, there is a line where you can write your function, for example $y=\cos (x)$. –  please delete me Apr 12 '11 at 16:51
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Try http://www.onlinefunctiongrapher.com/. You can customize your graphs there. Easy to use and free! unlike Mathematica or Mathlab. It is online so you don't have to worry about linux/windows shift.

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If you've got a Mac or iPad, this might help: http://www.omnigroup.com/products/omnigraphsketcher/

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This question comes up from time to time in different forms. In an effort to consolidate all this information, check out the following.

See also What is a good graphing software? and Software for plotting a graph

Perhaps also A good, free, graphics package for mathematics? and Educational Math Software

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