## Advanced options

Most users find that getting EES to provide basic operations such as solving equations, preparing tables, and creating plots is straightforward. However, EES is an extensive program with many capabilities. The best sources of information for learning how to use EES are:

- The Mastering EES ebook (This is the most extensive source of information.)
- On-line help (On-line help is also available in the program by pressing F1.)
- Please consider subscribing to our
**YouTube Channel**(Each link below provides a short tutorial on the selected topic.) - Click here to see an Overview of the EES Software
- Visit our online Course Catalog

**Entering and Solving Equations**

- Entering and Solving Equations - the Basics
- A First Example of Entering and Solving Equations
- Organizing your Solution with Key Variables
- Using EES Effectively
- Guess Values and Residuals
- The Variable Information Window and Palette
- Function Information and Help
- String Variables and Units
- The Formatted Equations Window
- Entering and Solving Equations - Advanced Features

**Parametric Tables**

- Creating and Solving Parametric Tables
- An Example of using a Parametric Table
- Formatting and Saving Parametric Tables
- Advanced Features of Parametric Tables

**Plotting**

- Generating a Plot
- An Example of Generating a Plot
- Modifying a Plot
- Additional Plot Features
- Making a Plot from a Parametric Table
- 3D Plots

**Units**

- Setting and Checking Units
- Suggested Method for Using Units and Alternate Units
- An Example of using Units
- Automatically Setting and Checking Units
- The Units List and Adding Units
- Units of Temperatures and Temperature Differences
- Using Strings for Units

**Printing in EES**

**Using Arrays**

**Lookup Tables**

- Introduction to Lookup Tables
- Using Equations in the Lookup Table
- Working with Data in Lookup Tables

**Vector Variables**

- Assigning and Using Vectors
- Example solving a statics problem with vectors
- VectorDot and VectorCross Functions
- Example using VectorDot to decompose a vector into its components perpendicular and parallel to a vector
- Example using VectorCross to decompose a vector into its components perpendicular and parallel to a plane
- Plotting Vectors in EES
- Example showing how to make a Vector Plot
- Example showing how to use the $VectorPlot directive

**Other Features**

**Getting Started with Property Functions**

- Setting Units for Property Functions
- The FluidType$ Function
- The Substance Information dialog Function
**Real Fluid Properties**- Real Fluid Property Functions
- Refrigerant Cycle Analysis Using Real Fluid Properties
- Additional Fluid Property Functions
- The RealFluidProps Procedure
- An Example of using EES for a Cycle Problem. Download the
**EES file.** - Reference States and the $Reference Directive
**Ideal Gas Properties**- Ideal Gas Properties
- The NASA Ideal Gas Library
- The Ideal Gas Reference State and Chemical Reactions
- Ideal Gas Mixture Properties from the IdealGasMixtureProps Procedure
**Psychrometric Properties****Property Plots****Incompressible Substances****Other Property Routines**

**Functions and Procedures**

- Introduction to Functions
- Logic Statements
- Introduction to Procedures
- Units in Functions and Procedures
- Arrays in Functions and Procedures

**Integration and ODEs**

**Curve fitting and Interpolation**

- Curve Fitting Plotted Data
- Curve Fitting Data in Arrays and Lookup Tables
- Linear Regression menu command
- One-Dimensional Interpolation Functions

**Optimization**

**Uncertainty Propagation**

- Introduction to Uncertainty Propagation
- Additional Uncertainty Propagation Features
- Processing uncertainty for tables of data
- Designing Experiments
- DAQ and Instrument Uncertainty

**Teaching with EES**

- Using EES to make Canvas Quizzes Download the
**files.**

**The Diagram Window**

- Introduction to the Diagram Window

Download the**EES file.** - An Exercise showing the basic features of the Diagram Window

Download the**EES file.** - Adding Graphics Objects to a Diagram Window
- An Exercise showing how to place and control graphics objects on the Diagram Window Download the
**graphics and EES files.** - Plots and the Diagram Window

Download the**EES file.** - Mapping a Stringlist to Equations

Download the**EES files.** - An Exercise showing how to build a GUI for a cycle model

Download the**graphics and EES files.** - Child Diagram Windows
- Buttons
- An Exercise showing how to use Child Diagram Windows

Download the**graphics and EES files.** - Links
- Text
- Tables
- An Exercise showing how to use Links, RTF, and Tables

Download the**data, graphics and EES files.**

**Using EES for Statics**