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Plotting Functions

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**C1Chart** has a built-in engine for plotting functions. To use the built-in engine for plotting functions it is necessary to add a reference to the C1.WPF.C1Chart.Extended.dll or the C1.Silverlight.Chart.Extended.dll in your project.

There are various types of functions used for different applications. **C1Chart** provides the various types of functions needed to create many applications.

There are two types of supported functions:

- One-variable explicit functions

- One-variable explicit functions are written as y=f(x) (see the YFunctionSeries class).
- A few examples include: rational, linear, polynomial, quadratic, logarithmic, and exponential functions.
- Commonly used by scientists and engineers, these functions can be used in many different types of finance, forecasts, performance measurement applications, and so on.

- Parametric functions

- The function is defined by a pair of equations, such as y=f1(t) and x=f2(t) where t is the variable/coordinate for functions f1 and f2.
- Parametric functions are special types of function because the x and y coordinates are defined by individual functions of a separate variable.
- They are used to represent various situations in mathematics and engineering, from heat transfer, fluid mechanics, electromagnetic theory, planetary motion and aspects of the theory of relativity, to name a few.

For more information about the parametric function (see the ParametricFunctionSeries class).

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