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Re: graphics

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: graphics
Date: Sun, 25 May 2008 19:01:29 -0700
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Jason Stover <address@hidden> writes:

> I was thinking about how to make good graphics, which should
> probably be a high priority after the release. I started
> reading 
> "The Grammar of Graphics," 2nd edition by L. Wilkinson, Springer 2005.
> ISBN 0-387-24544-8.
> It's good so far, and says a lot about how I think we should
> approach making a graphics engine in PSPP. The author shows
> a way of looking at an "algebra" for making graphics from data.

I also think that this is a good direction to look into, but
unfortunately I think that the first step we will have to take is
to get competent legal advice.  Witness:

Both of these are patents titled "A computer method, apparatus
and storage medium is provided for creating quantitative
aesthetic graphics from data," inventor L. Wilkinson, assigned to
Ben Pfaff

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