Issue 13079

Summary: function plotter
Product: General Reporter: tristanb <tristan_burtenshaw>
Component: chartAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P5 (lowest) CC: issues,
Version: 3.3.0 or older (OOo)Keywords: rfe_eval_ok, usability
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: PC   
OS: Windows 2000   
Issue Type: FEATURE Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---

Description tristanb 2003-04-06 01:36:06 UTC
I think it would be good, and useful, if it was possible to do a graph, with 
the y value defined as a function of x. The user gives the range of x values 
that s/he wants to graph.
This feature would be most (only?) useful in an XY graph.

How I envision this working, is if you select two cells, (e.g. A1 and B1), A1 
will contain a constant, and B1 will contain a function of A1 (e.g. =A1*2+4).

A dialogue will ask the user for the min or max values of x (A1) to graph. 
Maybe with an 'auto' checkbox too.

Clicking "Create" will then make an X-Y graph of this formula.

I realise that one can graph this manually, by Filling A1 and B1 downwards, 
then graphing the resulting values, but I don't think it's as flexible.

This feature would be useful for Maths, also economics and other disciplines, 
it acts as a graphical substitute for Goal Seek, (and it can find maxima and 
minima on a graph).

thanks :)
Comment 1 kla 2003-04-09 09:05:34 UTC
HI Bettina,
one for you.
Comment 2 eric.savary 2003-04-16 15:33:57 UTC
Set to "NEW"
Comment 3 bettina.haberer 2004-11-29 18:12:46 UTC
Reassigned to Ingrid.
Comment 4 IngridvdM 2004-12-03 12:56:37 UTC
changed description
Comment 5 IngridvdM 2005-04-19 13:32:53 UTC
Issue 29444 did request function plotting for 3d as an example/duplicate.
Comment 6 IngridvdM 2005-04-28 13:31:56 UTC
This sounds interesting therefore I would like to keep it in mind. But as there
does exist another way to get the same result I lower the prio.
Comment 7 IngridvdM 2008-07-22 14:21:54 UTC
reset to new