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Re: What should Mma be?

  • To: mathgroup at yoda.physics.unc.edu
  • Subject: Re: What should Mma be?
  • From: jdr at xena.crl.com (Jon Roland)
  • Date: Sat, 12 Dec 1992 11:47:32 -0800

On Dec 8, 14:02, PERKINS TYLER R wrote:

> As one who has written C programs that both draw graphs with labels
> and produce 3D representations, I contend that the former is MUCH
> more difficult.  It's hard to define exactly what it means when a
> label looks "good".  Even if you know what you're looking for,

>-- End of excerpt from PERKINS TYLER R

I concur, based on similar experience. The short-term solution
is to make it easy to grab labels and move them around, then be
able to save the result. The longer-term solution is an AI
capability that learns the preferences of the user and how to
generate labels that he likes.

--Jon



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