Principles and Goals of the Graphical Kernel System

  • Günter Enderle
  • Klaus Kansy
  • Günther Pfaff
Part of the Symbolic Computation book series (SYMBOLIC)


The information contained in this chapter was first presented in a paper of the DIN Computer Graphics group [ENDE81]. Later it was included in the GKS draft standard in order to offer explanations and justifications for design decisions during the GKS development. GKS was designed to provide a set of functions for computer graphics programming that can be used by the majority of applications that produce computer generated pictures.


Computer Graphic Design Goal Display Surface Functional Capability User Friendliness 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Günter Enderle
    • 1
  • Klaus Kansy
    • 2
  • Günther Pfaff
    • 3
  1. 1.Kernforschungszentrum KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany
  2. 2.Gesellschaft für Mathematik und DatenverarbeitungSt. Augustin 1USA
  3. 3.Technische Hochschule DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany

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