2D Graph Tool for Plotting & Animating Parametric Expressions of the Form of x(t) and y(t)
This VCSSL program is a simple tool which plots parametric expressions (formulas) of the form of x(t) and y(t) to the 2D graph.
How to Use
Requirements
 Java® is required to run this program.
 This program is available for PC only. If you are browsing this page on a smartphone, please open this page on a PC before taking the following procedure.
Download and Launch this program
At first, click the "Download and Run" button at the above of the title of this page by your PC. Then a ZIP file will be downloaded, so please extract it (by selecting "Extract All" from rightclicking menu).
Next, open the extracted folder and execute "VCSSL.jar" (Executable JAR File). You may execute the JAR "VCSSL.jar" file by doubleclicking, or opening by Java® Runtime Environment (JRE) from rightclicking menu, etc.
If you want to edit this program...
Execute "VCSSL_Editor.jar" instead of "VCSSL.jar" to edit this program. Then a programeditor window will be launched. You can execute the edited program by clicking the bluetriangle button at the leftbottom of the editor window.
This program is written in the VCSSL programming language. It has simple Clike syntax, so if you are accustomed with Clike language (e.g. C, C++, C#, Java®), you might be able to custom this program.
After Launching
Windows and UI
The following twowindows will be launched. The left one is the inputwindow, and the right one is the graphwindow. In addition, the animationwindow will be launched when ANIMATION button have clicked.
Input an Expression to Plot
At first, with using a parameter "t", please input an expressions of x(t) and y(t) you want to plot into the text fields labeled with "x(t) =" and "y(t) =" at the top of the inputwindow. There are some points to write the expression:
 Use small character for "t".
 Arithmetic operations such as "+" and "" are available. However, some symbols of operators are different with handwriting expressions. Use "*" for multiplication, and use "/" for division.
 Multiplication and division are prior in calculation order than addition and subtraction.
 You can mathmatical functions such as "sin" and "cos" in the expression. The value of circle ratio is available as "PI" (capital character).
 The exponentiation operator is "**". For example, t2 should be written as "t**2" in the expression.
Plot a Graph
After inputting the expression, please click "PLOT" button at the middle of the inputwindow, and the expression will be plot to the 2D graph.
The graph will be plotted with moving the parameter t little by little from tmin to tmax, and finally will be drawn as a linesandpoints* of tN nodes. Each points on the graph represent coordinate points of (x(t), y(t)).
* If you plot linesonly graph, please see Other Features.
Take Animation
Click ANIMATION button at the middle of the inputwindow to play animation. Then animationwindow will be launched.
Animation will be played by plotting points of the graph one by one at each frames (time unit of the animation). You can check the current value of the frame counter by the value of "count =" label on the animationwindow.
Plot new Expressions over the Current Graph
If you want to plot other expressions over the current graph, simply modify expressions of "x(t) =" and "y(t) =" textfields, and click again "PLOT" button. New expressions will be plotted over the current graph by using a different color.
Clear All Contents of the Current Graph
If you want to clear all contents of the current graph, please click "CLEAR" button at middle of the inputwindow.
Other Features
With the default settings, the graph will be plotted as a linesandpoints graph. If you want to plot a linesonly graph, please disable the checkbox of "With Points" from the "Option" menu at the top of the graphwindow. In addition, if you want to change the width of lines, please disable and reenable "With Lines" option, and you will be asked the line width.
You can modify other settings from "Edit" menu at the top of the graphwindow, e.g. X & Y ranges of the graph, labels of X & Y axes, legends for each lines of the graph, etc.
You also can save settings and save the image of the current graph, from "File" menu at the top of the graphwindow.
The 2D graph software "RINEARN Graph 2D" is used as the graphwindow of this program. If you like UI and operability of the graphwindow of this program, please try to use RINEARN Graph 2D for your dataanalysis use.
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Code
This code is written in VCSSL.
License
The license of this VCSSL code (the file with the extension ".vcssl") is Public Domain (CC0), so you can customize / divert / redistribute this VCSSL code freely.
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