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- Sounds ambitious ...How can it be done?
- Maybe Java is the answer!
- Java is a product of
- It is a small, robust, object-oriented
- Tools already exist to build a GUI of this sort:
- Application Programmer's Interface (API)
provided free by Sun
with developer's kit.
- Huge variety of classes appearing on Web.
- Primary advantage for present application
is that it is
- Very useful for designing a GUI to be
run on a variety of
- Many other features could be useful:
- Can link to native C methods,
- Can load over the Internet (or locally),
- Java's present claim to fame.
- Consider as a simple example
``Steady State Fusion Reactor
- Work done in support of
Internet Plasma Physics Education
- Is a 0-D fusion power balance calculation,
- User selects ne, Paux, and BT,
- (Machine size and confinement time
taken from BPX)
- Pushes ``START'' and fusion Q is computed,
- Results reported graphically in
device cross section.
- Density and limits have been incorporated.
- Sounds will be added ...
- More ambitious projects planned.
- Eventual goal of IPPEX: make TFTR
data accessible to
- See no barriers to implementing
DEGAS 2 GUI in Java!
Fri Mar 29 15:28:56 EST 1996