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Grapher is a software program that provides users with various tools for creating publication-quality graphs and different types of charts.
The program is easy to install, and though the installation goes smoothly, it does take several minutes to complete.
At first sight, Grapher seems best suited for professional users, mainly because of its complex interface. For those who might feel overwhelmed by it, I suggest accessing the tutorial menu, located in the top right window. You'll find there all the guidance needed to achieve your personal tasks.
About program features, I can tell you there are lots of them. Starting with plenty of graph types - more than 70 to be precise - to help you create 2D and 3D graphs that can transmit your message to the audience.
Next, it offers numerous customization options, such as adding legends, titles, and axes, or define custom line styles, colors, and fills, which in the end contribute to display data in an easy-to-understand manner.
In order to obtain better presentation results, you can share your charts with colleagues or clients, and export them to high-quality formats like PNG or SVG.
Additionally, if you want to print your graphs, it can easily be done by saving your files in formats like PDF or TIFF and then accessing the Print menu.
One of the most exciting features may well be the Automation feature - by creating scripts to automate repetitive tasks, you won't waste time launching the same process over and over. It supports programming languages such as C++, Python, or Perl, and it even has a built-in Virtual Basic scripting tool.
In conclusion, I would say that Grapher is best suited for professional use, though it can be used by novice users with the help of built-in tutorials.
It includes complex features that use a high amount of system resources, and because everything comes with a price, this tool surely has a high one.
- Offers more than 70 graph types
- Provides numerous customization options
- Has an Automation feature for creating scripts
- Installation process takes several minutes
- Uses high amount of system resources