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Presentation Graphics By Unit Symbol Instancing

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000067262D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Niehoff, WH [+details]

Abstract

A class of presentation aids - including bar charts, column charts and symbol charts - is characterized by stretching, placing and otherwise distorting a basic unit symbol. For example, column charts can be viewed as a multiplicity of instances of a basic, common rectangle. This unit symbol is stretched proportionately to the data desired to be represented and translated to represent the given sequence of the data.