How to make pretty economics-style graphs
April 12, 2007 11:14 AM Subscribe
What software can I use to make pretty microeconomics-style graphs?
posted by grimmelm to Computers & Internet (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'd like to make a number of elegant explanatory graphs, of the sort that economists draw all the time (like these
but more glamorous). What software packages are good for creating this sort of picture? I care about good graphic design, but I'm not a terribly good designer, so I'd like something that has nice-looking defaults or can be tweaked to look nice fairly easily.
looking to take existing datasets and visualize them. These pictures are to illustrate a theoretical model, rather than to present the results of empirical research. I just want a few suitably abstract looking curves, labeled points of interest, and maybe some shaded regions. It would be very nice to have some of the curves be mathematically related to others -- e.g. make one curve the derivative of another.
I'm running Mac OS X 10.4, am willing to work with either a graphical or a command-line interface, and would prefer not to break the bank.