# Grapher keyboard shortcuts

You can use keyboard shortcuts to quickly enter equations and view 3D graphs.

You can also choose Window > Show Equation Palette, or use the Add Elements pop-up menu to the right of the Equation field to insert special operators or characters. To see a complete list of all supported constants and functions, choose Help > Show Built-In Definitions.

## Special characters

Operator or character | Shortcut |
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Fraction (½) | / |

Exponent or superscript (x³) | ^ |

Index or subscript (k0) | _ (underscore) |

Square root (√2) | Option-V |

Root (³√27) | Shift-Option-V |

Sum () | Option-W |

Product ( ∏ ) | Shift-Option-P |

Integral ( ∫ ) | Option-B |

Pi () | Option-P |

## Equation tips

Task | Tips |
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Enter equations and functions | Type them as you would ordinarily write them. For example, x = 2y or f(t) = 1 + 3t |

Enter a constant value | Use = or :=. For example, k = 1 or k :=1 |

Enter multiple values for a constant | Enclose the values in braces. For example, k = { 1, 2, 3 } |

Enter a range of values | Use ellipses (...). For example, k = { 1...10 } or k = { 0, 5, 10...15 } |

Combine definitions | Use a comma. For example, x = 1 + cos(3k-y), k={ 1...5 } |

## 3D graphs

Action | Shortcut |
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Move | Press and hold the Command key as you drag. |

Rotate | Press and hold the Option key as you drag. |

Zoom in and out | Press and hold the Shift key as you drag. |

**See also**Create a graph and add equations