Mathematical functions are frequently implemented in a variety of code, e.g., video games, web publishing (CSS/HTML), scientific programming, etc. Developers of such code often benefit from visualizations of the output of in-code functions for various inputs. At present, to obtain visualizations, developers need to utilize alternative tools, e.g., graphing or mathematical software/websites. Using such alternative tools outside the code-development environment breaks the development flow. This disclosure describes techniques that find functions within code that a developer is currently viewing and automatically simulate and display a visualization of the results. Such instant visualization of functions present in code enables developers to ensure that the function and its parameters, as entered by the developers, are indeed accurate and as intended. The introduction of bugs is forestalled, and developer time is optimized.
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Irwin, Collin and Hausmann, Rachel, "Automatic Simulation and Display of Functions Within Developer Tools", Technical Disclosure Commons, (October 01, 2020)