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## Solution 34835: Storing Graph Elements on the TI-83 Plus and TI-84 Plus Family of Graphing Calculators.

### How can I store all the graph elements on the TI-83 Plus and TI-84 Plus family of graphing calculators?

All of the elements that define a particular graph can be stored to a graph database (GDB) allowing users to recreate the graph at a later time. A GDB is different than a picture in that a GDB stores the elements that make up the resulting graph, instead of simply the output. The following elements are contained in a GDB:

1) Graphing mode
2) Window variables
3) Format settings
4) Format settings
5) All functions in the Y= editor and the selection status of each
6) Graph style for each Y= function

Users can have up to 10 GDB's stored in the calculator's memory at any given time.

Please Note: GDB's do not contain drawn items or stat plot definitions.

Storing a graph database:

1) Press [2ND] [DRAW] [Right Arrow] [Right Arrow] to select the STO menu.
2) Press [3] to select 3:StoreGDB.

3) Input a number from (0-9) of the GDB variable to which you want to store the graph database.
3a) You can also select a GDB variable by pressing [VARS] [3] and selecting a GDB variable by pressing a number from (0-9).
4) Press [ENTER] to store the current database to the specified GDB variable.

Recalling a graph database:

Please Note: When you recall a GDB, it replaces all existing Y= functions. Consider storing the current Y= functions to another database before recalling a GDB.

1) Press [2ND] [DRAW] [Right Arrow] [Right Arrow] to select the STO menu.
2) Press [4] to select 4:RecallGDB.

3) Input the number (0-9) of the GDB variable from which you want to recall a graph database.
3a) You can also select a GDB variable by pressing [VARS] [3] and selecting a GDB variable by pressing a number from (0-9).
4) Press [ENTER] to replace the current database with the recalled GDB.

Please see the TI-83 Plus and TI-84 Plus Family guidebooks for additional information.