I've been doing some graphs in excel for academic purposes, but I've ran into 2 main problems:

  1. Excel doesn't have all the features I need
  2. Designing graphs in excel is a pain in the ass

So I'm looking for graphing softwares that I could use instead in the future. Desirable features:

  1. Allows me to retrieve data from my graph (like the coordinates of the highest point of a curve and the slope of a curve at a certain point)
  2. Good graphics, good-looking graphs
  3. Ease of use

The graphs I make are mainly of scientific nature, but presentation is also a key factor. Thanks in advance.


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Use mathematica. Does everything you need and more, much more. There is only one downside to mathematica and that is the price..But in academia its pretty cheap.

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