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System and Method for Dynamically Generating Mathematically Derived Charts

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000123630D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-05
Document File: 1 page(s) / 45K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Yonts, R: AUTHOR

Abstract

Derivative charts can be created dynamically at time of need rather than be previously specified. Currently we have to create a list of charts, needed or not, and download them. This idea allows these to be developed at run-time as customers desire. All derived charts are developed from the base data of one chart. This disclosure allows for the automatic derivation of charts from a given chart's data. For example: A series of values are created for every hour of a day for a week and this becomes chart 1. Chart 2 is a view of the maximum value for each hour giving a chart that shows the peak value for every hour summarized for the week. Chart 3, like chart 2, is a view showing the average value for every hour for the week, and chart 4 is the minimum value by hour across the week.

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System and Method for Dynamically Generating Mathematically Derived
Charts

   Derivative charts can be created dynamically at time of
need rather than be previously specified.  Currently we have to
create a list of charts, needed or not, and download them.  This
idea allows these to be developed at run-time as customers desire.
All derived charts are developed from the base data of one chart.
This disclosure allows for the automatic derivation of charts from a
given chart's data.  For example: A series of values are created for
every hour of a day for a week and this becomes chart 1.  Chart 2 is
a view of the maximum value for each hour giving a chart that shows
the peak value for every hour summarized for the week.  Chart 3, like
chart 2, is a view showing the average value for every hour for the
week, and chart 4 is the minimum value by hour across the week.
Currently, this example would require four charts to be created from
the data and each viewed as a different separate chart.  The method
disclosed allows for the specification of mathematical functions that
can logically be applied to the data and thereby which derived
charts that can be dynamically created.  Chart data is represented as
a matrix.  Summary or derived information from this chart currently
has to be represented as a totally separate matrix, a separate chart.
The data is downloaded or obtained only once with this idea.  As
specific mathematical manipulations occur against it, the derived
matrix...