A Grand Table Interface Specification/Developer's/User's Guide
Mr. Igor Vulanovic, Dr. Martin von Mohrenschildt
Software Engineering Research Group
CRL, McMaster University,
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4K1
The use of tables to express information in gerneral is not at all a new
concept. However, tables are being used increasingly for the representation
of functions. The type of functions that can be expressed in tabular
form vary quite significantly; as a result, so do the shapes of the
tables used. For this reason, it is necessary to define a set of table
shapes which span the entire range of useable tables. We call this the
table space. Once given this table space, it is possible to develop a
tool that can create and manipulate any useable table.
This manual describes the design and implementation of the Grand Table
Interface (GTI). The GTI is a tool that provides a friendly environment
where a user can construct and modify a wide range of tables.