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NESC9829 CROSSPLOT-3.

CROSSPLOT-3/CON-3D, 3-D and Stereoscopic Computer-Aided Design Graphics

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1. NAME OR DESIGNATION OF PROGRAM:  CROSSPLOT-3.
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2. COMPUTERS
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Program name Package id Status Status date
CROSSPLOT-3/CON-3D NESC9829/02 Tested 03-JAN-1986

Machines used:

Package ID Orig. computer Test computer
NESC9829/02 CDC 7600 CDC 7600
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3. DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM OR FUNCTION

CROSSPLOT3 is a general three-  dimensional point plotting program which generates scatterplots of a data matrix from any user-specified viewpoint. Images can be rotated for a movie-like effect enhancing stereo perception. A number of features can be invoked by the user including: color, class distinction, flickering, sectioning, projections to grid surfaces, and drawing a plane. Plots may be viewed in real time as they are generated.
CON3D generates three-dimensional surfaces plus contours on a lower plane from either data on a rectangular grid or an analytical  function z=f(x,y). The user may choose any wiewing perspective. Plots may be generated in color with many refinements under user control.
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4. METHOD OF SOLUTION:
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5. RESTRICTIONS ON THE COMPLEXITY OF THE PROBLEM:
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6. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME

Because of their strong dependency on non- standard software and hardware features of the original computer, NEA-DB implemented neither CROSSPLOT-3 nor CON-3D.
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7. UNUSUAL FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM:
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8. RELATED AND AUXILIARY PROGRAMS:
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9. STATUS
Package ID Status date Status
NESC9829/02 03-JAN-1986 Screened
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10. REFERENCES

- S.L. Grotch,
  Three-Dimensional and Stereoscopic Graphics for Scientific Data
  Display and Analysis,
IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, Vol. 3, No. 8, pp. 31-43,    Novembre 1983.
NESC9829/02, included references:
- S.L. Grotch:
  Stereo Graphics for Data Display.
  UCRL-87468  (March 26, 1982; Preprint)
- S.L. Grotch:
  Experimental Design and Data Analysis.
  UCRL-88465  (December 7, 1982; Preprint)
- Additional material for CROSSPLOT3, CON3D
  Note 85-42 (December 23, 1984)
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11. MACHINE REQUIREMENTS:
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12. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE(S) USED
Package ID Computer language
NESC9829/02 FORTRAN-IV
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13. OPERATING SYSTEM UNDER WHICH PROGRAM IS EXECUTED:
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14. OTHER PROGRAMMING OR OPERATING INFORMATION OR RESTRICTIONS

Both CROSSPLOT3 and COND3 may be run interactively or with the control data contained in a disk file. Both programs require the proprietary ISSCO graphics software system, DISSPLA, and make calls to routines  in the LLNL computing environment TV80LIB graphics library and ORDERLIB system library. In addition, CROSSPLOT3D requires the LLNL  UX80LIB graphics library, and CON3D uses the CONTLABS contouring package originally developed at the National Center for Atmospheric  Research. DISSPLA, TV80LIB, ORDERLIB, and UX80LIB software is not included. Users will have to substitute suitable alternatives for their computing environment to utilize these programs.
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15. NAME AND ESTABLISHMENT OF AUTHORS

     S.L. Grotch
     Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
     P.O. Box 808
     Livermore, California 94550
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16. MATERIAL AVAILABLE
NESC9829/02
File name File description Records
NESC9829_02.003 INFORMATION FILE 48
NESC9829_02.004 CROSSPLOT-3 SOURCE PROGRAM 2688
NESC9829_02.005 CON-3D SOURCE PROGRAM 3869
NESC9829_02.006 CONTLABS SOURCE PROGRAM USED BY CON-3D 2551
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17. CATEGORIES
  • N. Subsidiary Calculations

Keywords: computer graphics, computer-aided design, data analysis, display devices, interactive computing, three-dimensional.