Instructions: Type in a formula and hit enter.

It is probably easiest to start with some examples. Also, I wrote a short blog post giving some context here.

FormulaToy.net allows you to graph 3 dimensional formulas using any of the following coordinate systems:

Cartesian
Spherical
Toroidal
Cylindrical
Parametric Surface
The parametric surface takes 2 variables (u and v) and expects you to define x, y, and z. The surface is plotted in cartesian coordinates. You can see examples here. It is hard to edit large multi-line formulas in the tiny input box provided, so you would probably want to edit them separately and paste them into the input box. There are several convenience variables declared as well that may make your code clearer. They are: rr, xx, yy, zz, phi.

Available functions:

abs(a)
the absolute value of a
acos(a)
arc cosine of a
asin(a)
arc sine of a
atan(a)
arc tangent of a
atan2(a,b)
arc tangent of a/b
ceil(a)
integer closest to a and not less than a
cos(a)
cosine of a
exp(a)
exponent of a (E to the power a)
floor(a)
integer closest to a, not greater than a
log(a)
log of a base e
max(a,b)
the maximum of a and b
min(a,b)
the minimum of a and b
pow(a,b)
a to the power b
random()
pseudorandom number 0 to 1
round(a)
integer closest to a
sin(a)
sine of a
sqrt(a)
square root of a
tan(a)
tangent of a

What is 'p'?
p is a variable you can insert in your function that you can control with the slider. For instance your formula might be something like z=pow(x*y,p) and then you can view the surface with different values of p just by using the slider. Here is an example of a formula that uses p. Just slide it right or left to see the effect.

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