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Use of Mouse Dragging for Manipulating Graphs

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000103479D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-18
Document File: 1 page(s) / 25K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bianchi, SB: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This article describes a method for using a mouse to dynamically manipulate the shape of a graph.

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Use of Mouse Dragging for Manipulating Graphs

      This article describes a method for using a mouse to
dynamically manipulate the shape of a graph.

      By allowing a user to manipulate the shape of a graph with his
mouse, he can instantly change the shape of the graph without having
to recalculate the values associated with the curve to see their
possible effect.

      This is done by allowing the user to "grab a hold of" the peak
of the curve and drag it to where he wishes it to be located.  This
can be either up, down, left, or right. When the user has situated
the new curve, he drops it with the mouse.  The program then reads
the new curve points off of the screen and runs them through a
best-fit algorithm in an effort to calculate the values that would
have been used to produce the curve on the graph.

      Disclosed anonymously.