Accession Number : AD0682505

Title :   THE INTEGRATED GRAPHICS SYSTEM FOR THE S-C 4060. I. USER'S MANUAL,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Brown,G. D. ; Bush,C. H. ; Berman,R. A.

Report Date : DEC 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 115

Abstract : The report is a description of the S-C 4060 version of the Integrated Graphics System (IGS), a machine- and device-independent software package. The S-C 4060 stored-program graphical recording system consists of a small special-purpose computer, called the Product Control Unit (PCU); a high-precision cathode ray tube (CRT); a camera; a film developer; a hardcopy unit. IGS is programmed in FORTRAN IV, with special facilities for manipulating a single character in any position. IGS can be called by programs in FORTRAN, PL/I, and SIMSCRIPT, as well as machine language. On command, it draws lines and circles, plots points, composes text and tables with headings, and creates linear or nonlinear graphs. One subroutine draws an entire graph to fit given data, with a single call. Only parameters of interest need be specified; IGS automatically provides default values for character size, spacing, line spacing, and other format details. IGS accepts user coordinates and translates them into internal units. It automatically rescales graphical data to fit available space, converts graphical to numerical data, etc. The report includes an alphabetical index of subroutines, a listing of them by type, and a detailed description of each. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INPUT OUTPUT DEVICES, SUBROUTINES), COMPUTER PROGRAMS, PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, COMPUTERS, PHOTOGRAPHY, CATHODE RAY TUBES, GRAPHICS, TRANSFORMATIONS(MATHEMATICS)

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE