Details the main features of Data Explorer, including the data model, data import, the user interface, the Image window, and the visual program editor. and the scripting language. Of particular interest to programmers: chapters on the data model and the scripting language.
Contains detailed descriptions of Data Explorer's tools.
Note: Consult this reference if you are creating visual programs or scripts.
Contains detailed descriptions of the Data Explorer library routines.
Note: Consult this reference if you are writing your own modules for Data Explorer.
The following treat various aspects of computer graphics and visualization:
Adobe Systems Incorporated, PostScript Language Reference Manual, 2nd Ed., Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Massachusetts, 1990.
Aldus Corporation and Microsoft Corporation, Tag Image File Format Specification, Revision 5.0, Aldus Corporation, Washington, 1988.
Arvo, Jim, ed., Graphics Gems II, Academic Press, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts, 1991.
Foley, J.D., van Dam, A., Feiner, S.K., Hughes, J.F., Computer Graphics: Principles and Practice, Addison-Wesley Publishing Company; Massachusetts, 1990.
Friedhoff, Richard M., and Benzon, William, Visualization: The Second Computer Revolution, New York, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1989.
Glassner, Andrew, ed., Graphics Gems, Academic Press, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts, 1990.
Hill, F.S., Jr., Computer Graphics. Macmillan Publishing Company, New York, 1990.
Kirk, David, ed., Graphics Gems III, Academic Press, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts, 1992.
Robin, Harry, The Scientific Image: from cave to computer, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, 1992.
Rogers, David F., Procedural Elements for Computer Graphics, McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York, 1985.
Rogers, David F. and Adams, J.Alan, Mathematical Elements for Computer Graphics, 2nd Ed., New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1990.
SIGGRAPH Conference Proceedings, Association for Computing Machinery, Inc.: A Publication of ACM SIGGRAPH, New York, various years.
Tufte, Edward, The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, Graphics Press, Cheshire, Connecticut, 1983.
For additional ideas, consult the "DX Repository," available through anonymous FTP (ftp.tc.cornell.edu. in directory pub/Data.Explorer), and gopher (ftp.tc.cornell.edu. port 70). This public software resource includes information and visual programs contributed by Data Explorer users from around the world. We encourage you to contribute your innovations and ideas to the Repository, in the form of new modules, macros, visual programs, and tips and tricks you discover as you learn and master Data Explorer.
On the Internet, the newsgroup comp.graphics.apps.data-explorer is used by customers around the word to share information and ask questions. This newsgroup is also followed by Data Explorer developers.
If you have access to the World Wide Web, you can find the Data Explorer home page at http://www.almaden.ibm.com/dx/.
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