Graphic Commands

Another way to access the data base is using the graphic tasks. These tasks require a graphic device (from Tektronix 4010 to Work Station) and use an user interface based on a command language. With these tasks the user can draw maps in different scales and projection types, plot the objects and , finally, can also know the values of the physical parameters of the objects (catalogue fields) by pointing the cursor. He can plot wedge diagrams, histograms, pie-charts and regression lines between two variables. Moreover the user can plot overlay maps in the same scale of his plates to identify the plates objects.

See chapter for an explanation of the graphic tasks.

DB_CHART
Draws map of objects selected, from one or more catalogues, inside a sky area.

DB_SCHART
Draws map of objects selected, from one catalogue, inside a sky area. Different ranges of values of a field can be shown with different symbols.

DB_HISTO
To plot histograms and pie-charts of the catalogues fields values.

DB_OVER
To produce data files for the overlay maps.

DB_OVPLOT
To plot the overlay maps.

DB_REGRES
To calculate and print regression lines between two numerical fields

DB_WEDGE
To produce wedge diagram



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