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Techniques for Processing Graphical Tables

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000103150D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-17
Document File: 1 page(s) / 48K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Torres, RJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

Provided is a technique which facilitates processing of numeric information displayed in tabular forms to overcome deficiencies with current techniques.

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Techniques for Processing Graphical Tables

      Provided is a technique which facilitates processing of numeric
information displayed in tabular forms to overcome deficiencies with
current techniques.

      The user is provided with conventional table creation and
processing capabilities.  In addition, the user is provided with the
following new techniques:
O    A graphical table expansion technique, which allows the user to
graphically select the auto-expansion option for the entire table, a
cell, or a range of cells
O    Selection of criteria for auto-expansion, e.g., show independent
variables to the next decimal point, showing independent variables
according to a user chosen algorithm, show values of the dependent
variables for the new values of the independent variable, or other
user defined approaches
O    Selection of the option results in the following: automatic
insertion of a set of new cells into the table; the cells are
automatically filled in with values of the independent variables;
values of the dependent variable are also filled in via substitution
into a predefined equation, linear or curve fitting techniques, or
other user-defined methods; all other related processing is
automatically performed

      The user can display the next range of independent and
dependent values, e.g., looking at next or prior set of data values
not previously computed.  The technique is recursive in nature.  The
technique allows the user to "regress", i...