Creating Equation Rows

Entered function graph equations. As with other types, text rows include labels, default values and variables. Equations in an equation row include a dependent 'y' variable and an independent 'x' variable with equations generally in the form y=equation. Equation rows default to "y=" automatically to assist in entry.

More information is in the section on Entering Data in a Template.

Equation Basics

This is the basic structure of an equation row:

"Label" E variable ::

Text label displayed to the template's user. This can be a single word (i.e. Periods) or multiple words (i.e., "Present Value"). If multiple words it must be in quotation marks. (details here)

This letter indicates that this row is of equation type.

Reference name for the row. This variable must be unique for each row. (details here)

Double-Colon [::]
Indicates the end of the row. This is optional for the template's final row.

Default Equations

Equations rows default to "y=" but can be overridden. As defined above, the default is not given so "y=" is assumed. Alternatively a default text string can be included:

"Label" "S[default]" variable:equation ::
In place [default] above should be an appropriate equation.


Keywords help define special characteristics of the row. Options include:

"Label" S noclear noemail variable, precision:equation ::

You can include both, no keywords or a combination of them.

noclear retains the last entered text when a new template is requested. It is a simple way of allowing the user to define a Setting within the template.

noemail is used to exclude the row from email messages. Usually this is used on rows that add no value to the email receiver. For instance all simple templates exclude decSetting row, added automatically, from any sent messages.