A new feature to the Windows 10 Calculator app is currently under development. Recent reports suggest that Microsoft is adding a graphing mode to its Calculator app.
In other words, users can now solve graph math equations within Windows 10 Calculator.
Earlier this month, the company published the source code on GitHub. Developers from all over the world have contributed to the open source project by posting more than thirty suggestions.
Windows 10 Calculator new equation features
- Add an equation to view on the graph
- Compare plots against each other by entering various equations
- Edit equations to observe changes in the plot
- Differentiate between multiple plots by changing the line visual options
- Export graphs to allow sharing within a team or Office
- Understand the relationship along equation’s variables by tracing plots
- Understand the important features of a specific function by summoning other KGFs in a list
- Observe traceable key graph features (KGF) as nodes on the equations
Windows 10 calculator app will have an edge
A Microsoft’s Engineer, Dave Grochocki first suggested, the feature will help students to study algebra. He continued by stating that just before the advanced science, maths and engineering courses, algebra is a crucial subject for the students.
The importance of this feature can be understood based on the fact that most of the US students fail to pass it.
The Windows 10 Calculator app is going to have a huge advantage as compared to the others due to its added graphing functionality.
It will allow users to graph quadratic, linear, and exponential equations. The feature will work similar to the OneNote’s equations into graphs conversation feature.
The code base for the app will be affected as a result of this type of an advanced feature. However, most probably the graphing engine for the new Graphing Mode will be developed by some unknown third-party.
We are not developing the graphing engine ourselves. We will be using one developed elsewhere, and it unfortunately has restrictive licensing.
The feature is in the development stages and it is expected to be released within the next couple of months.
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