Date : Wed, 06 Apr 1983 03:33:00 EST
From : Charles L. Jackson <CLJ@mit-mc.arpa>
Subject: PLOTING Software
A company named Enercomp sells graphics software
for the CPM user. I bought a copy two months ago and
hae the following two major comments:
1) It works. You can use your Epson MX-80 or
other dotmatrix printer as if it were a plotter. It's
similar to using a SLOW calcomp plotter. There are
calls for plotting points, lines,
setting scale, labeling axis etc.
Part of the package is a menu driven option
for generating pie charts, bar charts and X-Y
2) The system is "HARD" to use. For example, case is significant
in commands! plot <> PLOT. When it fails (or you
fail to satisfy its rigid syntax), you get no
clear indication of the problem. This program has a
sort of 1960's feeling about it (It should
be running under IBSYS not CPM).
Nevertheless, it proved valuable and convenient.
It is a low cost way to get printing capability.