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Drawing curves of best fit in Open Office

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Drawing curves of best fit in Open Office

  1. 1. Drawing curves of best fit in Open Office by Chris Paine https://bioknowledgy.wikispaces.com/
  2. 2. Click on ‘show drawing functions’ or select view-toolbars-drawing menu item
  3. 3. The drawing tools appear near the bottom of the window
  4. 4. I recommend the following shapechoicesExperiment with them. It takespractise to use them well. If the shape you are after doesn’t appear click on the arrow at the end to customise the toobar.
  5. 5. This curve shape is very flexible it will enable you to drawdiminishing returns, bell shapes, growth curves to name a few n.b. taken from Open Office help
  6. 6. The line shape draws a line in the simplest most straightforward way n.b. taken from Open Office help
  7. 7. The arc shape is good to use when your data pattern describespart of a curve n.b. taken from Open Office help
  8. 8. Final Words !   Experiment and practise once you get the hang of it drawing shapes are very easy to use and can give you exactly the curve you are looking for !   Don’t bother looking for a way to rotate shapes - there isn’t one. Though it would be a nice feature it’s not a deal breaker and you can work without it.

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