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Function Discovery Tool

By Ogaga Daniel Odele1, Hanjun Xian1, Xue Yuan Wong1, Francesca Polo, Krishna P. C. Madhavan1

1. Purdue University

Using plots of data to identify and linearize mathematical functions - linear, power, exponential, logarithmic functions.

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Version 2.0 - published on 04 Sep 2014

doi:10.4231/D3HD7NT44 cite this

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    Plot of a Linear Function Plot of a Power Function Plot of an Exponential Function overlaid on the plot of a Power Function Plot of a Logarithmic Function that is Linearized



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Function Discovery Tool allows users to learn how to identify mathematical functions from plots of data as well as understand linearization of functions.

This tool provides users with a platform to generate plots for the following mathematical functions

  • Linear
  • Power
  • Exponential
  • Logarithmic

From plotting the graphs of the above functions, users will be able to visualize the behaviors of these curves, grasp the differences between the plots of each function, and learn to linearize these functions.


Madhavan, K. (2010). Function Discovery [PowerPoint Slides]. Retrieved from Purdue University Blackboard Learning System website: https://blackboard.purdue.edu/webct/logon/8056011 McLennan, M. (2005), The Rappture Toolkit, http://rappture.org. (2011), Workspace (800x600), DOI: 10254/nanohub-r1242.1. (DOI: 10254/nanohub-r1242.1).

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  • Ogaga Daniel Odele; Hanjun Xian; Xue Yuan Wong; Francesca Polo; Krishna P. C. Madhavan (2014), "Function Discovery Tool," http://nanohub.org/resources/fdiscovery. (DOI: 10.4231/D3HD7NT44).

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