Do you like the shaded three-dimensional body shown in the main menu page below with the wavy surface? If you agree, you find the accompanying program for computing any mathematical continuous function of class
z = f(x,y)
to such a body. This program is available both for GW-BASIC (up to EGA graphic modes only) and QuickBASIC (VGA video modes) well as. Each of these both .ZIP files contains a few of versions for different graphic modes. In the GW-BASIC version you have to insert your desired function on the top in line 140:
140 DEF FN F!(X!, Y!)=X!^2!+Y!^2!
This example will arise e.g. a paraboloid according to the equation
z=x²+y². At the QuickBASIC
version you have to place your wished function in the specially designed
FvonXundY, e.g. with the example
FUNCTION FvonXundY! (x!, y!) STATIC ' Hier muss die eigentliche Funktion definiert werden FvonXundY! = x! ^ 2! + y! ^ 2! END FUNCTION
In further you can set freely the section cuboid, angle of vision and drawing precision so you will receive any results like in the main menu page below:
For helping while optimising the section cuboid this programs outputs the lowest and the highest z value on the screen while finishing. I hope you enjoy this program! Incidental note: If you find one or more functions with a nice result you should tell them by e-mail to me, please. Thanks very much!
Download the GW-BASIC version
Extent: 4,3 KB
Download the QuickBASIC version
Extent: 15 KB
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