Version : √ OneNote for Windows 10

√ OneNote Online

The “Graph in 2D” feature introduced in May 2017 is being improved gradually, and is now able to do much more than its simple name implies : let’s have a look at this amazing feature for student !

*[instead of illustrating this blog post with usual linear curves, parabolas or hyperbolas… I choose emblematic curves instead, and mentioned the name of the mathematicians having discovered or studied them : enjoy this journey into the world of Mathematics !]*

### Simple curves

Obviously, you can plot the curve of an equation with unknowns x and y, in a Cartesian coordinate system.

Note in the above example that the equation doesn’t need to be written such as y = f ( x ).

You may even insert the graph on your note after resizing the plot area if necessary. The pasted graph is not interactive though, so you’d better ajust the zoom first.

### Curve with parameters

More useful, you can add parameters to your equation, in order to change the proportions of the curve :

### Multiples curves

You may also plot **several **curves on the same graph, providing you group them with a brace.

See the illustration below, in a tweet I wrote when I discovered this feature :

I just noticed that #OneNote for #Windows10 can plot multiple equations. I tried up to 10, and it worked flawlessly ! cc/ @OneNoteC @kurtsoeser @sig225 pic.twitter.com/fH6fIEr9Fx

— Albin LABELLE (@Noteadviser) July 21, 2018

Please note that :

– the legend may be exhibited moving the cursor over the ⓘ symbol at the bottom left,

– the legend are not carried forward when you drag the graph in your note,

– the color of the curves in the graph do not match those of the inked equation.

Also, I tried to plot both equations above in the same graph (clover and lemniscate) but it didn’t worked : OneNote offered *no* option in this instance, except ink to math…

### Inequalities

Nevertheless, you can’t combine both features above (multiple curves and inequalities), as illustrated in this tweet :

Unfortunately not, although it can plot inequalities nicely if written in a single line. pic.twitter.com/jmRif6yvFL

— Albin LABELLE (@Noteadviser) July 24, 2018

### Fonctions

Microsoft’ announcement stating that OneNote may support *functions* puzzled me for a while…

In fact, it seems that Microsoft was simply announcing support for multiple *equations* plotted in the same graph, as illustrated in the previous section.

And I am not merely quibbling about wording (*function* or *equation* ?) : as a matter of fact, experimenting with the same equation written in similar ways (equation & function), I noticed that OneNote makes a confusion with the **f** in **f ( x )** , believing it’s a parameter…

Furthermore, writing **fx** instead of **f ( x )**, you’ll get the same result.

So, what’s the purpose of the new command “Graph both sides in 2D” ?

### Intercepts

The only usage I can think of, is to show the intercept of two equations (one on each side of the equal sign) :

### Key features

Finally, OneNote may sometimes mention the key features of your equation such as minima, maxima, intercepts, asymptotes, inflexion points, range, domain… and show them on the graph.

### Shortcomings

Sometimes though, OneNote is not able to plot an equation :

Now it’s your turn to share your nicest curves !

**Reference :** All curves illustrating my blog post were found on Mathcurve.

**Updated 21/08/2018 :** now available in OneNote Online as well :

#Office365 subscribers can now enjoy ink math assistant in #OneNote Online! Get to know this awesome #edtech here: https://t.co/0s5TlnshGD #STEM #MathChat pic.twitter.com/Z5T5RQ2vgP

— OneNote Education (@OneNoteEDU) July 31, 2018

**Nota 22/09/2018 :** *Graph Inequality* seems to be broken :

**Nota 14/02/2019 :** Valentine day ! Can’t resist to share this amazing curve !

❤ #Mathematics

❤ #OneNote

Happy #ValentinesDay pic.twitter.com/nwD2VxciLL— Steven Payne (@standouted) 14 février 2019