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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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I have made a Derivative Plotter

It plots the "derivative" by simply calculating successive points and working out the slope. I can't think of a simple phrase to say that ... "calculated slope"?

But a really cool feature is at the bottom where you get to plot a function in green to (hopefully) coincide with the "calculated slope".

Comments and Suggestions pretty please!

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi MIF;

It works well even getting the correct plot for this tough one.

You could have calculated those points using a formula instead of the slope between two points. But if the speed is acceptable that way, why change?

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**ganesh****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi MathsIsFun,

The *Derivative Plotter* is neat. Excellent work!

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**bob bundy****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi MathsIsFun

That's great and worked well for all I tried.

There was one odd thing that happened. I suspect it's my laptop as I've had the odd thing happen with graphics before. But I'll describe what happened anyway, in case you can shed any light.

If I slide the zoom control fully left, as I start to slide back towards the centre, the graphs (everything inside the function and the slope borders) vanish. And stays that way unless I press the reset. This doesn't happen for a slide right.

Bob

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Sounds like a glitch in the program ... will investigate, thanks.

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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New version 0.6, only minor changes, hopefully fixed the zoom bug that Bob found. (Use refresh!)

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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The graph of tan(sin(tan(cos(tan(x)))) and its derivative look cool!

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

e^(sin(x)) makes nice waves.

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**bob bundy****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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Yes, it has fixed the zoom. Thanks.

Bob

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Excellent.

e^(sin(x)) is quite nice to scroll back and forth on

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Larger plot boxes and panning functionality would be nice...

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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You can pan by single click (re-centers image)

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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When I left click it gives me the selection tool so that when I let go of the mouse, it zooms into the area I selected.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**Shrikharan****Member**- Registered: 2013-04-01
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I am unable to use the derivative plotter offline. I copied the swf file from temporary internet file folder and tried to play it but only blank screen. Any ideas

Thanks

Shri

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