ERIC Number: ED266763
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Computer Graphics for Use in the Classroom to Illustrate Basic Concepts and Spatial Distributions.
Smith, Alan D.
The computer packages of PLOTALL, SYMAP, SURFACE II, QUSMO, QUSMO2, QUCRS, and QUTAB are commercially available plotting programs that provide aids for visualizing spatial distributed data and concepts. The incremental drum and line printer plots communicate often vast and difficult-to-interpret tabular data with or without geographic coordinates. All the software packages are easy to understand and require no prior programming knowledge or skills. Due to the multi-discipline nature of graphic display, computer generated plots are an excellent tool for use in the classroom to illustrate sociological, geophysical, business, and mathematical concepts. Most of the plotting routines are, or can be made, available to educational practitioners. Each of the packages is described and eight figures which illustrate their applications complete the document. A short reference list is also provided. (Author/JB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A