Computer Graphics in the Physics and Astronomy Department Computing
Running Graphical Applications From Your Home Computer
- Graphics in Tektroniks 4010 mode using
- X-terminal emulation using XWIN32
I. X-terminal Emulation on MS-Windows, using XWIN32
Many of the Department MS-Windows PC's have XWIN32 installed.
This software package provides an X-Windows interface to a remote Unix computer,
like TELNET but extended to graphics.
The X-Windows protocol is the graphics interface standard used by applications
running on Unix,
and is supported by IDL, MatLab, Mathematica, and Netscape.
This means that you can execute these programs remotely on the Unix machine,
and they will open XWIN32 graphics windows in your MS-Windows display
and draw to them.
There is an environmental variable which must be set correctly for
the graphics to work.
(See Remote Graphics Configuration.) To set it, execute the following Unix command:
hodge:madonna% setenv DISPLAY evita.sfsu.edu:0.0
In addition, to use Mathematica, you may need to add its directory to your
hodge:madonna% set path = ( /usr/openwin/bin/xview $path )
Now you should be able to execute the following graphics-based programs