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10.3: Enable new Graphing Calculator view mode Apps
I really miss the good old Algebra Graph from OS 9, and was wondering if Apple would create a similar application for OS X. Indeed they are developing one, and a small-scale version of it is already implemented in 10.3's Calculator application. To activate it, do the following:

Make sure Calculator isn't running, and then copy the "Graphing-2D.calcview" folder from Calculator.app -> Contents -> Resources (control-click and select "Show Package Contents" to get the Contents folder) to Calculator.app -> Contents -> Plugins. Now start the Calculator app. There will now be a menu item named "Graphing" in the View menu of the Calculator app. This displays the (rather primitive) Graphing window.

Although not extremely useful, it does help in desperate situations (as a student, I know these occur rather often!). BTW, this is not the only .calcview plugin you can activate -- use the same trick to activate the Expression Sheet and Hexadecimal views.
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10.3: Enable new Graphing Calculator view mode
Authored by: Kool on Nov 07, '03 11:02:38AM

Woot!!!



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10.3: Enable new Graphing Calculator view mode
Authored by: kal on Nov 07, '03 11:07:34AM

Kudos to marvy for a great tip...


Thanks !



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10.3: Enable new Graphing Calculator view mode
Authored by: cgriffin on Nov 07, '03 11:15:47AM

It turns out you can just do a Get Info on the Calculator.app and in the Info window is a Plug-ins pane. Click add and you can navigate inside of the Calculator.app and choose the folders mentioned above.



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10.3: Enable new Graphing Calculator view mode
Authored by: alajuela on Nov 07, '03 01:59:26PM

Hmmm, I have the BasicandSci.calcview plugin, but nothing else.



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10.3: Enable new Graphing Calculator view mode
Authored by: toddsnc on Nov 07, '03 04:35:16PM

here's how to do it:

open Get Info, then open the plug-ins section. Click "Add..."
In the dialog, navigate to Calculator (in your Applications folder) then follow the path Calculator->Contents->Resources (this is most easily done in column view. In the Resources folder you'll see the .calcview files discussed . Highlight them and they'll be added.



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10.3: Enable new Graphing Calculator view mode
Authored by: alajuela on Nov 08, '03 07:10:10PM

Appreciate the repeat, but I actually understand the hint and how to do this. On my machine, those views/files are not there.



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10.3: Enable new Graphing Calculator view mode
Authored by: marvy on Nov 08, '03 07:42:27PM

Are you sure you have the final version of Panther (Build 7B85)?



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10.3: Enable new Graphing Calculator view mode
Authored by: mathman on Nov 08, '04 02:03:34PM

??
Mine: "Mac OS X 10.3.6 (7R28)"



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10.3: Enable new Graphing Calculator view mode
Authored by: marvy on Nov 07, '03 04:20:28PM

Oh yeah, didn't see that. Very cool, thanks for the additional hint. BTW, someone asked me how to use squared (or cubic, ...) in the additional modes. It seems to work by using pow(x, y). But it often did cause very unusual results in graphing mode. Still kind of buggy...
-marvy



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RPN
Authored by: SOX on Nov 07, '03 12:09:05PM

now if they only had an RPN mode....



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RPN
Authored by: lele on Nov 07, '03 12:44:00PM

If you use the hexadecimal.calcview plugin, you will get it.



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RPN Base 10?
Authored by: MtnBiker on Nov 07, '03 01:47:12PM

How do you get base 10? (I think that is what normal is called, school was a long time ago)

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RPN Base 10: GOT IT
Authored by: MtnBiker on Nov 07, '03 01:50:33PM

Found it. View decimal. Thanks to all for these hints. I now don't have to drag out my HP from the drawer. I had an RPN calc, but it went away somewhere along the line. I think it was called CalcWorks. Pre OS X.

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Hermosa Beach, CA USA



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Great tip!!!
Authored by: bonzo2000 on Nov 07, '03 02:06:58PM

This is excellent! My HP32SII has been broken for months. This should be submitted as a separate hint.

Thanks!



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RPN Base 10: GOT IT
Authored by: weefle on Nov 07, '03 04:37:26PM
View Decimal? You mean View menu -> Display Format -> Decimal? That causes the calculator's display to appear in decimal, but the input from the keyboard is still interpreted as hexadecimal. For example, if you change the display format to decimal, when you type 20, it displays 32.

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Seen x48?
Authored by: daveschroeder on Nov 08, '03 11:52:37PM
You might want to check out x48, a free HP 48GX emulator that looks and works just like a real HP 48GX.

The download link on Apple's page doesn't work, but it can be obtained at this site (direct download).

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Seen x48?
Authored by: shneusk on Nov 11, '03 03:33:53PM

x48 is great. it's so much like my real 48gx that it falls asleep if you leave it along for a while ;)



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10.3: Enable new Graphing Calculator view mode
Authored by: DavidRavenMoon on Nov 07, '03 02:34:53PM

There are more. Besides the "Graphing-2D.calcview" there is also "Hexadecimal.calcview," and "ExpressionSheet.calcview."

Once you install the plugins, you can switch at the view menu between Basic, Advanced, Expression Sheet, Graphing, and Hexadecimal. Very cool!



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10.3: Enable new Graphing Calculator view mode
Authored by: robg on Nov 07, '03 03:06:07PM

Heh, that was noted at the tail end of the hint :). Very very cool, indeed.

-rob.



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10.3: Enable new Graphing Calculator view mode
Authored by: arekkusu on Nov 07, '03 04:18:24PM

Awesome. I was wondering why they allowed hex display but not hex entry in the basic view. Here's the answer!



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Expression Mode Syntax
Authored by: lngtones on Nov 07, '03 05:17:55PM

You can find a list of valid syntax for the Expression mode pugin at:

ExpressionSheet.calcview/Contents/Resources/English.lproj/ExpressionSyntax.rtf



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10.3: Enable new Graphing Calculator view mode
Authored by: philrobin on Nov 09, '03 03:02:54AM

There is a shareware that does what the old os9 ghaphing calculator used to do:
http://www.spiderland.org/graph/



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Use Terminal to enable functionality
Authored by: triplef on Nov 13, '03 09:53:25AM
Instead of clicking your way through Contents -> Resources etc., just start Terminal.app and enter this as one line:
mv /Applications/Calculator.app/Contents/Resources/*.calcview /Applications/Calculator.app/Contents/PlugIns/


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10.3: Enable new Graphing Calculator view mode
Authored by: rajulkabir on Nov 15, '04 10:00:37PM

Turns out the 10.3.6 update breaks the bonus calculator features. Has anyone managed to get them back yet? I tried repeating the process, but no luck.



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Fails in 10.3.6
Authored by: ddldreaming on Nov 19, '04 05:07:15PM

I can confirm that these supplementary views no longer work in 10.3.6. The console returns method use errors: [ExpressionSheetController addView:toWindow:atPoint:]: selector not recognized (and similar messages).

I tried wiping out all traces of the old plug-ins and loading the new resources directly from the 10.3.6 Combo Update using Pacifist, but no dice. Hopefully this functionality will again be supported in a future update.



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