[Kst] Image data type
rchern at interchange.ubc.ca
Tue Jul 20 22:37:00 CEST 2004
George Staikos wrote:
>>Images would be like curves, except they have 3 vectors instead of 2.
>>So they would be used in similar ways to curves, mostly for plotting 3D
>>data on a 2D plot. Zooming and scrolling on images would be analogous
>>to zooming and scrolling on curves. It seems to make sense to have
>>images as data objects, just as curves are data objects.
> This makes me think that they belong in their own view objects.
Hm, I'm not sure what you mean by belonging in their own view objects -
should they be plotted in something other than Kst2DPlot?
>>> If it's part of Kst2DPlot, shouldn't it really be part of the plot
>>>dialog then? Effectively it has the same standing as a label or legend
>>>at that point.
>>Images should be able to be not plotted, or plotted on more than one
>>plot, so I think making them analogous to curves would make sense.
> Is it going to be common that people will want 2d curves drawn over images,
>or is it just a "bonus feature"? If it's just a "bonus feature" I'm more
>tempted to do the transparency approach.
It probably will be common, but maybe less common than just having an
image alone in a plot.
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