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A video tutorial that shows how to use the OSP Data Tool to compute the area under a curve.  The tutorial describes how to:
  • Open Data Tool from a pop-up menu
  • Open Data Tool using an button
  • Change display properties within the Data Tool
  • Compute the partial area under a curve


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Area under Curve

Author: Mark Kramer
Posted: February 27, 2017 at 2:34PM

I would like to know which method the data tool application uses to determine/calculate the area under the curve?

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Re: Area under Curve

Author: Francisco Esquembre
Posted: Feb 28, 2017 at 4:41PM

> On Feb 27, 2017, Mark Kramer posted:
>
> I would like
> to know which method the data tool application uses
> to determine/calculate the area under the curve?

Hi,
Data used by DataTool is basically a polygonal curve made of a collection of points ([i],y[i]). Hence, the area is computed basically by adding up the area of each vertical polygon between x[i] and x[i+1].
If your question was related to whether DataTool used any integration algorithm (such as Simpson's rule)... no, it just uses a polygonal approximation.
Paco

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F. Esquembre, (2010), WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/OSP/tutorials/UsingDataToolForPartialArea/).
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F. Esquembre, Using Data Tool to Compute Area, (2010), <http://www.compadre.org/OSP/tutorials/UsingDataToolForPartialArea/>.
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Esquembre, F. (2010, September 1). Using Data Tool to Compute Area. Retrieved June 25, 2017, from http://www.compadre.org/OSP/tutorials/UsingDataToolForPartialArea/
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Esquembre, Francisco. Using Data Tool to Compute Area. September 1, 2010. http://www.compadre.org/OSP/tutorials/UsingDataToolForPartialArea/ (accessed 25 June 2017).
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