## Sunday, January 17, 2021

### TI-Nspire: Templates to Plot Functions, Parametric Equations, and Sequences

TI-Nspire:  Templates to Plot Functions, Parametric Equations, and Sequences

Introduction

The following are sample templates to plot functions in the form of y=f(x), parametric equations (x(t), y(t)), and one-level deep recurrence relations.

I used a while loop instead of a for loop because I tend to always use for loops, and working with integer objects can be quite difficult for non-Python experts like me.

The equations will be defined inside the script instead of having the user enter the script.  .   I am using the TI-NSpire CX II software 5.2.0771.  I have programmed this with the TI-Nspire CX CAS software, but it should work on the non-CAS version.

As far as entering numbers at the input prompt, I have to enter approximations for π (which is approximately 3.1415926535).

The list.append(value) or list.append(list) adds the elements to the end of the list and the list is automatically saved.

The graphic commands uses a TI-specific module ti_plotlib.  I have a lot of pleasure working with this module, with commands for clearing the graphic screen, automatically sizing the window, plotting the axes, with or without the numeric numeric endpoints, and set a color with RGB codes (any color you want).

The text of the scripts are presented below.

Plotting Functions -   TI-Nspire CX II (CAS) Script:  plotfxnspire.py

from math import *

import ti_plotlib as plt

# EWS 2020-12-28

# define function here

def f(x):

y=1/(x**2+1)

return y

# main routine

xa=float(input('start? '))

xb=float(input('stop? '))

n=float(input('n? '))

xc=(xb-xa)/n

# build

xp=xa

yp=f(xp)

xlist=[xp]

ylist=[yp]

while xp<xb:

xp=xp+xc

yp=f(xp)

xlist.append(xp)

ylist.append(yp)

# plot routine

# clear the screen

plt.cls()

# automatically fits the screen to fit the data

plt.auto_window(xlist,ylist)

# display the axes

# "on" plots axes and endpoints

# "axes" just plots the axes

plt.axes("on")

# select color - use RGB style

# denim blue

plt.color(21,96,189)

# plot the graph

plt.plot(xlist,ylist,".")

plt.show_plot()

Plotting Parametric Equations -   TI-Nspire CX II (CAS) Script:  plotparnspire.py

from math import *

import ti_plotlib as plt

# EWS 2020-12-28

# define parametric here

def x(t):

x=t*cos(t)/2

return x

def y(t):

y=1.2*t**3-1

return y

# main routine

ta=float(input('start? '))

tb=float(input('stop? '))

n=float(input('n? '))

tc=(tb-ta)/n

# build

tp=ta

xp=x(tp)

yp=y(tp)

xlist=[xp]

ylist=[yp]

while tp<tb:

tp=tp+tc

xp=x(tp)

yp=y(tp)

xlist.append(xp)

ylist.append(yp)

# plot routine

# clear the screen

plt.cls()

# automatically fits the screen to fit the data

plt.auto_window(xlist,ylist)

# display the axes

# "on" plots axes and endpoints

# "axes" just plots the axes

plt.axes("on")

# select color - use RGB style

# mid green

plt.color(0,128,0)

# plot the graph

plt.plot(xlist,ylist,".")

plt.show_plot()

Plotting a Recurrence Relation-   TI-Nspire CX II (CAS) Script:  plotseqnspire.py

Use u for u_n-1.  You should also be able to include n without problems.

from math import *

import ti_plotlib as plt

# EWS 2020-12-28

# define sequence here, u for u(n-1)

def w(u):

w=cos(u)+1

return w

# main routine

ui=float(input('initial? '))

n=float(input('n? '))

# build

xlist=[0]

ylist=[ui]

k=0

while k<n:

k=k+1

f=w(k)

xp=k

yp=f

xlist.append(xp)

ylist.append(yp)

# plot routine

# clear the screen

plt.cls()

# automatically fits the screen to fit the data

plt.auto_window(xlist,ylist)

# display the axes

# "on" plots axes and endpoints

# "axes" just plots the axes

plt.axes("on")

# select color - use RGB style

# orange

plt.color(255,127,39)

# plot the graph

plt.plot(xlist,ylist,".")

plt.show_plot()

Eddie

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