Published September 1990
by Prentice Hall .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||20|
Overview. GKS provides a set of drawing features for two-dimensional vector graphics suitable for charting and similar duties. The calls are designed to be portable across different programming languages, graphics devices and hardware, so that applications written to use GKS will be readily portable to many platforms and devices.. GKS was fairly common on computer workstations in the Organization: ANSI, ISO. This book is obviously too old for a review to be of any use to either the author or publisher, but here goes anyway! This was the first programming book I ever bought, as a teenager. And the marvelous thing about it is, I had a $20 bill, and was able to buy it at retail with change from a (sometime around as I recall).5/5(1). The aims of this part are twofold: to provide the beginner with an overview of the terminology and concepts of computer graphics, based on GKS, and to give the computer graphics expert an introduc- tion to the GKS s: NCAR GKS contains a full implementation of the GKS Fortran and C bindings at level 0A. Figure 1 - A plot generated with a GKS program NCAR Graphics and GKS NCAR Graphics is designed to facilitate organizing large amounts of numerical data and producing concise visual representations of those data.
cates, the book's emphasis is on programming, rather than on theory. The main pur-pose is to assist program designers, systems and applications programmers, and implementation specialists in the development of graphics software for the PC. PC graphics began in with the introduction of the IBM Color Graphics Adapter. For example, GKS includes a function for drawing lines (POLYLINfE), but not one for drawing axes, or contour maps, because these can be drawn from more elementary functions. GKS is concerned only with 2D graphics, but an extension to 3D, called GKS-3D, will soon appear as a standard (ISO b). This book, written in an easy-to-grasp style, equips the readers with all the basic and advanced concepts of computer graphics and multimedia. Inclusion of sufficient programs relating to C, OpenGL, VRML, Python Turtle Graphics and GKS helps the readers in generating realistic images/5(7). Short for Graphical Kernel System, GKS is an international standard for computer graphic files that define how graphics are handled by software. This standardization allows for computer graphic files to be created on one computer and moved to a different computer or software program.
Get this from a library! GKS-PC: a Kernel Graphics programming system for IBM-PC and compatible microcomputers. [Richard H Balay; Geological Survey (U.S.)]. References to this book PC Graphics with GKS: Introduction to Graphics Standards (GKS, GKS-3D, PHIGS Peter R. Bono, Luis Miguel Encarnac̜ão Snippet view - Hubbold R., Hewitt T. () GKS-3D and PHIGS — Theory and Practice. In: Hewitt W.T., Grave M., Roch M. (eds) Advances in Computer Graphics IV. EurographicSeminars (Tutorials and Perspectives in Computer Graphics).Cited by: 3. What is GKS (the Graphical Kernel System) The Graphical Kernel System (GKS)  is a document produced by the International Standards Organization (ISO) which defines a common interface to interactive computer graphics for application has been designed by a group of experts representing the national standards institutions of most major industrialized countries.