IBM Visualization Data Explorer QuickStart Guide

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Chapter 2. Tutorial I: Using Data Explorer

Partial Table-of-Contents

  • 2.1 Starting Data Explorer
  • 2.2 Accessing the Tutorials
  • 2.3 Where To Begin
  • 2.4 Opening and Executing a Visual Program
  • Opening a Visual Program
  • Executing a Visual Program
  • 2.5 Controlling the Appearance of an Object: The Image Window
  • Size, View, and AutoAxes
  • Using the Sequencer
  • Using Control Panels
  • Using the Colormap Editor

  • 2.1 Starting Data Explorer

    To start Data Explorer on a workstation:

    1. Log on to your workstation.
    2. Make sure that the X Window system is running with Motif or the appropriate window manager.
    3. Enter on the command line:
      The Startup Data Explorer window will appear, as shown in Figure 2.

      Figure 2. Startup Data Explorer Window

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      From the Startup window you can choose to import data, run previously written visual programs, create or edit visual programs, run the Data Explorer tutorial, or run one of a set of sample programs.

    Figure 3. File selection dialog box

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    For Future Reference: Context-Sensitive Help

    Context-Sensitive Help is available in the Help pull-down menu of the VPE window. Selecting this item creates a cursor in the shape of a question mark, which can then be placed on a tool icon or other feature in the window. Releasing the mouse button invokes the appropriate Help window.

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