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GRAPES Tentative Ver 6.7

Original Japanese Manual developed by: Katsuhisa Tomoda This English edition is developed by: Masami Isoda Hiroki Yahara Masaru Sanuki Abednogo Sam Mbatha January 2009


Users Manual
Operating Environment, Copyright, and Latest Version
 Operating Environment
a. Operating Systems WindowsNT/2000/XP/Vista Operation under Windows95/98/Mehas not been confirmed. Use of Ver 6.16 or earlier is recommended under these operating systems. b. Memory 256MB or more (512MB or more recommended). c. Monitor SVGA (800 x 600) or better 65,000 colors (16-bit color) or better d. Hard Disk Drive A floppy disk drive is sufficient if only GRAPES is required, however running from a floppy disk drive is not recommended.

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CopyrightGRAPES is freeware and may be copied, distributed and used without restriction. Notification of distribution for commercial use is appreciated. Copyright for GRAPES and the associated manual is held by Katsuhisa Tomoda. Copyright for data and images created using GRAPES is held by the creator.

Cautions for Use
The author of this software assumes no responsibility for any results orconsequence of its use.

The author endeavours to eliminate bugs in the software, however this may not always be possible.

Latest Version

The latest version of the software is available at the following URL:


Chapter 1 GRAPES Basics
1-1 GRAPES Appearance
 Graph Window and Data Panel
The GRAPES screen is composed of twowindows – the Graph Window and the Data Panel. The Graph Window is designed for the display of graphs. The Data Panel is designed for input of data which forms the basis of the graphs (e.g., function equations, parameter values).

Graph Window
From the top of the screen, the Graph Window comprise of the Control Pallet, the Graph Display Area, and the Status Bar.
Control Palette

GraphArea The graph of the function in the Data Panel is displayed in

the Graph Area. The mouse is used to change the Area, move basic graphic elements (e.g. points), and move stickers, and to use pop-up menus with right-click.

Graph Area

Graph Window Size The size of the Graph Area is changed by dragging the

Status Bar

corner or border of the Graph Window.

Control Pallet TheControl Pallet contains the Area Pallet for setting the Display Area, the Scale Pallet, the Background Pallet, and the Tools Pallet with the tools for investigating the graph.

Status Bar The Status Bar at the bottom of the screen displays the cursor coordinates, and hints for the Graph Display Area and manipulation.


Data Panel
Menu Bar Four menus ([File], [Edit], [View],[Help]) are available in the menu bar.

Menu Bar Tool Bar

Toolbar The toolbar contains seven function buttons focused on file operations ([Initialize], [Open], [Save], [Undo], [Redo], [Print], [Capture]).
Function Area riaFunction Relation Area AaAAreaRelati onRelationRelati onRelation are Parametric Curve Area

FunctionArea Handles function graphs displayed in the y = f (x) format.


Handles graphs and areas expressed by equality and inequality equations of x and y.

Element Object Area

Parametric CurveArea Handles curves expressed by parameters, and graphs of
Parameter Area

polar equations.

Elementary Object Area Handles points, circles, horizontal and vertical lines.

Parameter Area Used for manipulation of parameters andimages.

User Function Area Note Area

User Function Area Used for entering an equation when defining a function.
Line & Polygon Area

NoteArea Used for editting stickers displaying explanations on the screen, scripts (a type of program), data tables, and text notes.

Line & Polygon Area Displays setup information for linked graphic elements (e.g., line segments, polygons)....