Setting the Plot Settings
To set up the plot, do the following:
Go to [2nd STAT] then select "Plot"
from the menu. The screen should look something like this:
- Select "Plot1" from the menu (we could use any of the three
plots, but it's simplest to just use Plot1). This puts you in the
plot editor, where you can change the attributes of Plot1. The screen should
look something like this:
- The first row indicates whether the plot is on or off. You really
don't have to worry about this, since you can turn the plot on or off
from the y(x) list.
- Move the cursor down to the row that says "Type". You will
get a menu of the different plot types along the bottom of the
screen. The type of plot that we will always use in this course is the
first one, SCAT (scatter plot), which makes a plot of the individual
data points. Your calculator can make other types of statistical plots
(which you might use if you take a statistics course). Try selecting
each of the other plot types, one at a time, from the menu, and notice
what the picture next to "Type" looks like. Then select "SCAT"
(scatter plot, the one we want, with the individual points), and leave
it that way.
- Next move the cursor down to the row that says "Xlist". It should
say Name=xStat. If it doesn't, select "xStat" from the menu at the
bottom of the screen. Then move down to the row labelled "Ylist",
which should say Name=yStat (fix it if it doesn't).
- Lastly, move the cursor down to the row labelled "Mark", which
indicates the mark that the calculator will use to draw the points.
Select whichever one you like (the square is probably the easiest one
to see). EXIT when you are through.
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