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NESC9575 EDTGRAF.

EDTGRAF, DISSPLA User Interface Program

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1. NAME OR DESIGNATION OF PROGRAM:  EDTGRAF.
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2. COMPUTERS
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Program name Package id Status Status date
EDTGRAF NESC9575/02 Tested 09-MAY-1989

Machines used:

Package ID Orig. computer Test computer
NESC9575/02 DEC VAX series DEC VAX 8810
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3. DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM OR FUNCTION

EDTGRAF is a graphics package that allows the user to access the high-quality graphics available in Computer Associates' (CA) DISSPLA (see http://www.gaeinc.com) without any knowledge of programming. EDTGRAF reduces the complex syntax of DISSPLA to simple menus. The use of menus decreases computer time spent preprocessing  command input. High-quality graphics can be produced quickly in two  and three dimensions and in color. EDTGRAF has capabilities for storing and later retrieving information needed to produce graphics. EDTGRAF will screen most input for entries that do not make sense in the current graph and will produce a meaningful error message. Two orientations are available for plots - COMIC, which produces a plot  with the y-axis perpendicular to the long axis of the paper, and MOVIE, which produces a plot with the y-axis parallel to the long axis of the paper.
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4. METHOD OF SOLUTION:
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5. RESTRICTIONS ON THE COMPLEXITY OF THE PROBLEM

Maxima of -
   1000 ordered pairs (or triplets) per dataset
     18 datasets per graph
Errors generated by DISSPLA are not trapped by EDTGRAF. EDTGRAF assumes the paper is 8.5 x 11 inches.
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6. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME:
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7. UNUSUAL FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM:
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8. RELATED AND AUXILIARY PROGRAMS

Similar functions are performed by  the MAPPER (NESC 939) software.
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9. STATUS
Package ID Status date Status
NESC9575/02 09-MAY-1989 Tested at NEADB
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10. REFERENCES:
NESC9575/02, included references:
- Ira Bloom:
  Business Graphics Made Easy
  DEC Professional Vol. 6 No. 7 pp. 60-66 (July 1987)
- Sample Output
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11. MACHINE REQUIREMENTS

DEC VAX11 installation with a graphics device such as the VERSATEC 11, TEKTRONIX 4633, 4025, 4014, DEC LN03, VT240, 125, QMS, or TALARIS.
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12. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE(S) USED
Package ID Computer language
NESC9575/02 FORTRAN-77
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13. OPERATING SYSTEM UNDER WHICH PROGRAM IS EXECUTED:  VMS 4.6, 5.0.
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14. OTHER PROGRAMMING OR OPERATING INFORMATION OR RESTRICTIONS

CA-DISSPLA 10.5 (see http://www.gaeinc.com) graphics software (including DISSPOP) is required. This software is not included. The  command procedures COMPILE.COM and EDTGRAF.COM must be tailored for  environment in which EDTGRAF is implemented.
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15. NAME AND ESTABLISHMENT OF AUTHORS

          I. Bloom
          Chemical Technology Division
          Argonne National Laboratory
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16. MATERIAL AVAILABLE
NESC9575/02
File name File description Records
NESC9575_02.001 INFORMATION FILE 79
NESC9575_02.002 EDTGRAF COMMAND PROCEDURE 203
NESC9575_02.003 EDTGRAF3P8A FORTRAN SOURCE 7186
NESC9575_02.004 INTERACTIVE EDTGRAF SESSION LOG 318
NESC9575_02.005 EDTGRAF NOTES, AUXILIARY INFORMATION 142
NESC9575_02.006 EDTGRAF TUTORIAL 133
NESC9575_02.007 SAMPLE PROBLEM INPUT 5
NESC9575_02.008 SAMPLE PROBLEM PLOT SETUP DATA 50
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17. CATEGORIES
  • N. Subsidiary Calculations

Keywords: FORTRAN, computer graphics, dec computers, display devices, interactive display devices, plotters.