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Method for Graphing Bar Charts Where Data Exceeds Scale

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000063089D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-18

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Himelstein, CS Machart, BH [+details]

Abstract

A method is provided for the operator of an interactive text processing system to graph data in the form of a bar chart when an item of data has a value which exceeds the established maximum or minimum scale values previously established by the operator. In the process of selecting from a displayed menu the various parameters for the chart, the option is provided to chart any item of data that exceeds the maximum or minimum scale values on the chart, as a broken bar, as shown in the figure. The break in the bar is placed at the point on the scale that is exceeded, and the actual value is placed on the bar at an appropriate location. The operator can then see all the data that has been entered into the system for that chart.