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Overview of the User Interface

CalculationCenter includes interactive tools that enable you to perform calculations simply by pointing and clicking.

The Welcome Controller appears when you first launch CalculationCenter.

The Home Controller is the default controller in the control area.

Basic Controllers are accessible from the Home controller.

The Slide Show provides a quick tour of CalculationCenter's features.

SmartPlot InstantCalculators provide a quick way to plot functions and data.

Use Function menus to bring up the controller for a specific calculation.

Function Controllers have buttons for doing calculations with specific functions.

InstantCalculators enable you to do calculations without prior knowledge of syntax.

Text Input buttons paste a template of the function into your notebook.

Input can also be entered directly from the keyboard. Type a command and press ShiftKeyKeyBarReturnKey to evaluate it.

Output appears in your notebook when you evaluate a command.

Definition Note displays a short description of a function and the arguments it accepts

Full Help displays information about the selected function in the Help Browser.

Use the Help Menu to access online help.

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