110836 ReGIS to HP-GL Conversion Program Version: V1.J, December
Submitted by: Dr. N. S. Hoult, Racal Research Ltd., Reading,
Operating System: RSX-11M-PLUS Source Language: FORTRAN 77, MACRO-11
Memory Required: 36KW Software Required: FORTRAN-77 run time system.
Hardware Required: IEC-11 (though it could easily be modified for
other interfaces). Keywords: Graphics, Hewlett Packard, ReGIS
Abstract: This program converts a file of ReGIS graphics commands (as
used by the VT125 and VT240 terminals) into Hewlett-Packard
Graphics Language (HP-GL) (as used on the 7470A plotter), and
sends them to the plotter via an HPIB interface. All ReGIS
commands are parsed, but only a subset (sufficient for line
graphs with labelling, and including macrographs) is sent to
the plotter. The resulting graph is designed to fit on A4
paper, and is approximately the same size as that produced
using the 'expanded print' option of the VT240. The program
is designed to facilitate the addition of extra ReGIS
commands or the use of an alternative interface (e.g. RS232).
Restrictions: Not all ReGIS commands are interpreted, though the
parsing deals with them.
Commands may not be split over record boundaries.
Media (Service Charge Code): One RX01 Diskette (KA) Format: FILES-11
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