The Pisces Main Panel.
The easiest way to control Pisces is through its graphical user
interface. Upon first starting Pisces,
you are presented with its main panel. From this
panel, you may select:
- File Menu
- These options control the saving and loading of data, and the quitting of Pisces.
- Output Menu
- These options control where Pisces sends data.
- View Window: Open a new two-dimensional
canvas window and send data to it.
This option is available to every user through the Tcl/Tk toolkit.
Send data to a Geomview session
(invoking Geomview if necessary). This option is only available
for users with UNIX workstations (or running linux on a PC)
who have installed Geomview.
- Postscript File: Send data to a
postscript file, in preparation for sending the
file to a postscript-compatible printer.
- File: Send data to an ascii file in Geomview format.
- Standard Output: Send data directly to a the standard output
in Geomview format.
- Erase All Graphics: Delete all objects from the graphics buffer.
- Algorithm Menu
- Which algorithm should Pisces use to compute a level set?
- Settings Menu
- These options control parameters that determine how Pisces computes and displays
implicitly-defined curves and surfaces.
- Model: Control the domain variables,
the parameters, and the range variables for the currently selected model.
- Output: Control the way that
Pisces displays data.
- Jacobian: Set parameters
that determine how Pisces computes derivatives and invokes
- Derived Model: From a
single coded model, the user may derive new models and compute
the level sets of these functions.
- Geomview: If Geomview is
being used to view level sets, the user may decide which
coordinates to send to Geomview.
- Utilities Menu
- These options are primarily self-contained scripts or short modules
that interact with the rest of Pisces to compute special features
of implicitly-defined object.
- Animate: Compute level sets for a
one-parameter family of functions as a single parameter is
- Parametric Animate: Compute level
sets for a family of functions with two parameters. The user
may select an arbitrary path through parameter space.
- This menu contains a list of
all of the models which are
currently compiled into Pisces.
A model is Pisces' name for the
current function whose level set we want to determine.
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Last modified: Tue Jun 4 16:30:00 1996
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