Accession Number : ADP007183

Title :   XGobi Meets S: Integrating Software for Data Analysis,

Corporate Author : BELL COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INC MORRISTOWN NJ

Personal Author(s) : Swayne, Deborah F. ; Buja, Andreas ; Hubbell, Nancy

Report Date : 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : This paper describes an approach to integrating various computing tools used in data analysis. Integration is accomplished by creating direct manipulation panels which control and link disparate software. The linked programs can perform data manipulation, numerical analysis, static or dynamic graphics. The two prototypes described here are integrated systems that are used to control data analysis sessions. XSmooth coordinates a smoothing session; it consists of a control panel and a plotting window and has a link to S. XClust coordinates a clustering session; it uses a panel to control an S process and one or more instances of XGobi, an interactive dynamic graphics program. The prototypes run in the X Window System TM.

Descriptors :   *NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, APPROACH, CLUSTERING, CONTROL, CONTROL PANELS, COORDINATES, DYNAMICS, GRAPHICS, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, INTEGRATION, PANELS, PAPER, PLOTTING, PROTOTYPES, STATICS, TOOLS, WINDOWS.

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE