Analyzer * Support Notes

Some Frequently Asked Questions

Selecting a Function
by clicking on it is necessary before many of the menu entries will be available.
The Information Window
may be opened by clicking on I to the left of the function. Much information including roots, extrema, iteration values, and integral values are available from selectable menus at the top of each information window pane.
Adding a New Function Box
Select the function pane. Then either hit the keyboard chord "Command-TAB" or press the corresponding button next to "New Eq."
Adding a New Parameter
Select the parameter pane. Then either hit the keyboard chord "Command-TAB" or press the corresponding button next to "New Eq."
Cluttered Pictures
Clicking on the G to the left of each function box toggles display of that function. The full icon bar can be used to hide the display of components like higher derivatives, tangents, etc.
SUM(j: a,b: f(x,j)) will sum f(x,j) from j = a to j = b.
Piecewise Functions
if x > 0 then x*x else 3 is acceptable syntax.
F1^o(10)(x) will iterate the function F1 10 times. Advanced Tasks must be turned on. This is done from the Tasks menu in Analyzer 3.2 and from the Preferences panel beneath the Settings menu in Analyzer 3.0.
Special Characters
Analyzer 3.2 is troubled on PCI based Power Macs, but Analyzer 3.0 works better. To run 3.2 on such Macs, modern memory manager must be turned off. If you see jagged graphs or crashes on such a machine, this is the first thing to check. On an 840AV, the disk cache must be turned off. With Analyzer 3.0 on PCI Macs, you mostly just need to print with the command Quick Print Equations instead of Print.


In its own folder toplevel on all Macintoshes in the lab.


Analyzer* 3.2 is a well behaved printing application but does not directly support color postscript printing. The interface is a little unuusal in that after selecting print form the file menu, one must check off boxes indicating what is to be printed, and one must arrange rectangles representing these components to layout your customized page.

The Print command on the File menu of Analyzer* 3.0 (on newer PCI based Macs) does not work properly but Quick Print Equations does.


The tutorial in the Analyzer* manual is an excellent place to start. Pages 82 to 89 have a very useful summary.

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Last Update: October 2, 2000