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Applying Direct Manipulation to Geometric Construction Systems

  • R. M. White

Abstract

The application of a direct manipulation interface to geometric construction programs has been hindered primarily because of the “ruler and compass” approach employed in these systems. This approach limits the types of geometric tasks which can be handled, and is suitable only for a procedural interface language. It is shown that the use of a least squares adjustment for geometric computations overcomes these problems. A prototype program is presented which demonstrates the generality and usefulness of such a system.

Keywords

Geometric Construction Swiss Federal Institute Direct Manipulation Human Interface Declarative Language 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. M. White
    • 1
  1. 1.Switzerland

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