Accession Number : AD0716593

Title :   Part IV. A Preliminary Survey of Graphical Display Systems,

Corporate Author : DARTMOUTH COLL HANOVER N H DEPT OF MATHEMATICS

Personal Author(s) : Rodgers,William M. , Jr

Report Date : JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : A preliminary study of graphical display systems (GDS's) is presented. Cathode ray displays are described with considerable attention given to the methods of display generation. Input devices, including the light pen, Rand tablet, and the Lincoln wand among others, are discussed. The nature of local computing power needed for remote GDS's is presented. Software for GDS's, including suitable data structures, is described. Such languages and systems as APL, ASP, CORAL, and SKETCHPAD are presented in this regard. Several GDS's including DAC-1, GRAPHIC 1, and GRAPHIC 2 are described. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INPUT OUTPUT DEVICES, GRAPHICS), (*COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, GRAPHICS), DISPLAY SYSTEMS, PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, CATHODE RAY TUBE SCREENS, REVIEWS

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE