Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Lybniz vs KAlgebra for graph visualization/plotting

In my work I sometimes need to quickly visualize a simple function, and software like Mathematica and Maxima seem to be a bit of overkill so I decided to try some simple plotting programs in Ubuntu from the SC.

The first, which I have evaluated before, is KAlgebra.  It's not too bad and has an upside in that it can also do calculations.  However, I don't really like the plot style.   This is an example for \( \sin^2 x \cos^2 x \).

So I typed in "graph" or "plot" in the SC and cam across the Lybniz graph plotting software.  It only plots  so it doesn't calculate like KAlgebra can and then show you a graph.  I like how Lybniz looks better than KAlgebra.  It doesn't have many options.  I wish you could thicken the line a bit, but it does let you zoom in better than KAlgebra.  Same example.


  1. Hi,
    I'm Aleix, KAlgebra's developer.

    If you have ideas on how to improve the plotting, please send me an e-mail :)


  2. I like lybniz, too, but it is so annoying it does not have an option to save the plots in any graphic format, seemingly.