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Senior Project - MOTHER


User Interface Tools for a Windowing Environment

Senior Project: 1991-1992
Andrew Hansen, Patrick Lynch, Douglas Schwabauer and Dennis Suding

StorageTek makes use of many simulation programs to perform analysis on complex systems. These programs typically take some file describing the simulation to be done as input, run the simulation (which may take hours), and then produce some file as output. The primary difficulty in using these systems is that the construction of the file describing the simulation can be quite tedious and complex. Graphical user interfaces that would assist the user in configuring simulations, preventing the user from producing invalid simulation configurations, and allowing the user to monitor simulations in progress were desirable.

The goal of this project was twofold. The first goal of the project was to develop a specialized user interface toolkit that would allow for the rapid development of graphical user interfaces for these types of simulation systems. The second goal was to use this toolkit to develop user interfaces for several specific simulation systems. The software was implemented in C, using the X Window System and Motif.

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