# The Ppar Variable - HP 49g+ User Manual

Graphing calculator.

To add labels to the graph press @EDIT L@) L ABEL. Press @MENU to remove the
menu labels, and get a full view of the graph. Press LL@) P ICT! @CANCL to
calculator display.

## The PPAR variable

‚@PPAR to get the
you should have a variable labeled
PPAR .
Press
contents of this variable in the stack.
Press the down-arrow key, , to launch
the stack editor, and use the up- and down-arrow keys to view the full contents
of PPAR. The screen will show the following values:
PPAR stands for Plot PARameters, and its contents include two ordered pairs of
real numbers,
(-8.,-1.10797263281) and (2.,7.38905609893),
which represent the coordinates of the lower left corner and the upper right
corner of the plot, respectively. Next, PPAR lists the name of the independent
variable, X, followed by a number that specifies the increment of the
independent variable in the generation of the plot. The value shown here is
the default value, zero (0.), which specifies increments in X corresponding to
1 pixel in the graphics display. The next element in PPAR is a list containing
first the coordinates of the point of intersection of the plot axes, i.e., (0.,0.),
followed by a list that specifies the tick mark annotation on the x- and y-axes,
respectively {# 10d # 10d}. Next, PPAR lists the type of plot that is to be
generated, i.e., FUNCTION, and, finally, the y-axis label, i.e., Y.
The variable PPAR, if non-existent, is generated every time you create a plot.
The contents of the function will change depending on the type of plot and on
the options that you select in the PLOT window (the window generated by the
simultaneous activation of the „ and ò(B) keys.
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