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Re: Progressive Plotting

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  • Subject: [mg9141] Re: Progressive Plotting
  • From: Paul Abbott <paul at>
  • Date: Tue, 14 Oct 1997 10:01:56 -0400
  • Organization: University of Western Australia
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Peter Jay Salzman wrote:

> i'm writing a program that will plot things as it progresses.
> i would like to keep the current plot, and then when the new data is
> ready, replace it with a plot of the new data.  (ie--i don't want a
> million graphics windows if i do a million calculations).  can this be
> done?

Yes.  MIYAJI Chikara <miyaji at> wrote something
called QDWindow that does this using MathLink (but this package
presently only runs on Macintoshes because it uses QuickDraw

QDWindow, a realtime Graphics Tool for Cellular Automata.

Outline: QDWindow is a sample program in the author's book. It enable to
 two dimensional cellular automata state in realtime.
 For example, life game's evolution can be seen in realtime.

        (1)OpenWindow: open window for realtime graphics.
        (2)CloseWindow: close an window.
        (3)SetPort: set a graphics destination to an window.
        (4)GetPort: get a current port.
        (5)MoveTo: move current window's pen to argument position.
        (6)LineTo: draw a line from current position to arguments
        (7)CopyBits: draw a bitmap acording to the value of argument
        (8)CopyPix: draw a pixel on window adording to RasterArray

The book 

	Network Programming with Mathematica 

which documents a whole suite of MathLink functions by MIYAJI Chikara is
to be published by Cambridge University Press but I do not know when it
will be published.


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