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Title: GKS. Minimal Graphical Kernel System C Binding

Abstract

GKS (the Graphical Kernel System) is both an American National Standard (ANS) and an ISO international standard graphics package. It conforms to ANS X3.124-1985 and to the May 1985 draft proposal for the GKS C Language Binding standard under development by the X3H3 Technical Committee. This implementation includes level ma (the lowest level of the ANS) and some routines from level mb. The following graphics capabilities are supported: two-dimensional lines, markers, text, and filled areas; control over color, line type, and character height and alignment; multiple simultaneous workstations and multiple transformations; and locator and choice input. Tektronix 4014 and 4115 terminals are supported, and support for other devices may be added. Since this implementation was developed under UNIX, it uses makefiles, C shell scripts, the ar library maintainer, editor scripts, and other UNIX utilities. Therefore, implementing it under another operating system may require considerable effort. Also included with GKS is the small plot package (SPP), a direct descendant of the WEASEL plot package developed at Sandia. SPP is built on the GKS; therefore, all of the capabilities of GKS are available. It is not necessary to use GKS functions, since entire plots can be produced using only SPP functions, butmore » the addition of GKS will give the programmer added power and flexibility. SPP provides single-call plot commands, linear and logarithmic axis commands, control for optional plotting of tick marks and tick mark labels, and permits plotting of data with or without markers and connecting lines.« less

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
Department of Defense, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
140182
Report Number(s):
ESTSC-000281D078000; NESC-9689
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 Oct 1985
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 MATHEMATICS, COMPUTERS, INFORMATION SCIENCE, MANAGEMENT, LAW, MISCELLANEOUS; G CODES; COMPUTER GRAPHICS; COMPUTER PROGRAM DOCUMENTATION; KERNELS; INTERACTIVE DISPLAY DEVICES; STANDARDS

Citation Formats

Simons, R.W. GKS. Minimal Graphical Kernel System C Binding. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Simons, R.W. GKS. Minimal Graphical Kernel System C Binding. United States.
Simons, R.W. 1985. "GKS. Minimal Graphical Kernel System C Binding". United States. doi:.
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