PV-WAVE

What is PV-WAVE?

PV-WAVE provides application developers with powerful new functionality that supports a rapid application development environment (RADE). PV-WAVE includes

  • PV-WAVE Foundation
  • PV-WAVE:Visual Exploration
  • PV-WAVE:IMSL Mathematics
  • PV-WAVE:IMSL Statistics

Using PV-WAVE's interactive programming environment, you can analyze and visualize your data in less time than with other programming tools. PV-WAVE's easy-to-learn, easy-to-use interface quickly organizes and displays plots, contours, histograms and tables in multiple dimensions. The software requires no programming, allowing you to visualize rows and columns of numbers with color and animation by simply "pointing-and-clicking."

This document will NOT show you how to use PV-WAVE but will give you the basic setup to start the program, run demos, get online help and documentation.

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Where to Find PV-WAVE

PV-Wave is available for all Unix platforms, and Windows 2000/XP. This document describes usage on the central Unix server Strauss. (NOTE: PV-Wave is not available on Copland.) To use PV-Wave, you must be working on an X terminal or in an xterm window.

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PV-WAVE: Instructions

Setting the PV-WAVE Working Environment

To use PV-WAVE, you must first set several UNIX environment variables. These settings may adversely interact with settings needed for other UNIX applications. The instructions below provide a strategy for avoiding these interactions.

You start a new shell before you use PV-WAVE, modify the environment, run PV-WAVE, and exit the shell before working with other software. You can start a new shell either by opening a new window on an X terminal or by issuing the UNIX csh command. These instructions assume that you are using the C shell (csh), which is the default for University of Delaware users.

	
csh
	
source /opt/vni/wave/bin/wvsetup
  • Start a new C shell by typing, at the C shell prompt (%),
  • Set the necessary environment variables for PV-WAVE by typing, at the C shell prompt (%),

Running PV-WAVE

	wave

	===============
     OpenMP:      Enabled
     Processors:  11
     Max Threads: 11
     Threshold:   1000
     Schedule:    Static
     Dynamic Threads: ON
     ===============
     PV-WAVE Version 8.50 (sun4 solaris sparc).
     Copyright (C) 2005, Visual Numerics, Inc.
     All rights reserved.  Unauthorized reproduction prohibited.
     
     PV-WAVE v8.50  Build #2177  (Tue Aug  2 12:15:42 MDT 2005)
     
     Your current interactive graphics device is: X
     If you are not running on a sun4 integrated display use the
     SET_PLOT command to set the appropriate graphics device
     (if you have not already done so).
     
     The following function keys are defined with PV-WAVE commands:
     
     R1 - Start the PV-WAVE Demonstration/Tutorial System
     R2 - Invoke the PV-WAVE Online Help Facility
     R3 - Output the PV-WAVE Session Status
     
     NOTE:  You must be running from a Shell Tool (not a Command Tool)
            in order to use the function keys.

        PV-WAVE Visual Exploration technology available.
        PV-WAVE IMSL Mathematics technology available.
        PV-WAVE IMSL Statistics technology available.

        Enter "NAVIGATOR" at the WAVE> prompt to start the PV-WAVE Navigator.

     WAVE>

	WAVE>

	@image_startup

	@math_startup

	@stat_startup


	quit 

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Common Problems and Questions

This page contains answers to some of the questions more commonly asked about PV-WAVE.

Q: What is pvwave: Command not found?
The correct command is "wave", but you must be on Strauss, not Copland. In addition, you must set up your working environment for PV-WAVE before using this command (see section Setting the PV-WAVE Working Environment.)

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Other Resources

  • PV-WAVE Demonstration Gallery
    			wave_gallery
    
    

    The screen will display

    			===============
         OpenMP:      Enabled
         Processors:  11
         Max Threads: 11
         Threshold:   1000
         Schedule:    Static
         Dynamic Threads: ON
         ===============
         PV-WAVE Version 8.50 (sun4 solaris sparc).
         Copyright (C) 2005, Visual Numerics, Inc.
         All rights reserved.  Unauthorized reproduction prohibited.
         
         PV-WAVE v8.50  Build #2177  (Tue Aug  2 12:15:42 MDT 2005)
         
         Your current interactive graphics device is: X
         If you are not running on a sun4 integrated display use the
         SET_PLOT command to set the appropriate graphics device
         (if you have not already done so).
         
         The following function keys are defined with PV-WAVE commands:
         
         R1 - Start the PV-WAVE Demonstration/Tutorial System
         R2 - Invoke the PV-WAVE Online Help Facility
         R3 - Output the PV-WAVE Session Status
         
         NOTE:  You must be running from a Shell Tool (not a Command Tool)
                in order to use the function keys.
         
            PV-WAVE Visual Exploration technology available.
            PV-WAVE IMSL Mathematics technology available.
            PV-WAVE IMSL Statistics technology available.
         
            Enter "NAVIGATOR" at the WAVE> prompt to start the PV-WAVE Navigator.
    
    
    
    • Set up the PV-WAVE working environment, (see the section Setting the PV-WAVE Working Environment).
    • Run the demo by typing
    • Two new windows will be opened, PV-WAVE and PV-WAVE Demonstration Gallery. The PV-WAVE Demonstration Gallery window provides demonstrations in three areas: Functional Demonstrations, Industry Applications, and PV-WAVE Product Family. Once you select any item from this window, the PV-WAVE window will disappear.

  • PV-WAVE Help
    			wavehelp
    
    

  • PV-WAVE Online Manuals
    			wavedoc
    
    
    			help,/doc
    
    
  • Additional PV-WAVE documentation available from Visual Numerics Inc.'s web site.

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