The &BUILDG Menu The &BUILDG Menu

A menu is provided so that the user can simply input data and use it in the Disposition Menu. To exercise this capability, one should enter the command:


     &BUILDG, -OPTION

Here, the data which must be entered can be thought of as a matrix. The rows of the matrix correspond to the variables, and each row of the matrix contains the values of the variables at a common event. The details depend on what -OPTION is selected.

If one does not specify an option, MOSES will ask for the values of the legends. The legends correspond to labels of the columns of the matrix. Next the data is input. One simply inputs the matrix a row at a time. A null line terminates the input, and puts the user into the Disposition Menu.

If one specifies the option -BRIEF, then MOSES will neither prompt for data nor query for correctness. This enables one to read a file automatically which has been generated via a STORE command in the disposition menu, or any file written with the same structure. An example of this command is:

     &BUILDG -BRIEF
     DATA_1
     DATA_2
     DATA_3
$    DATA_1      DATA_2       DATA_3
     1           2            3
     4           5            6
     7           8            9

Here, DATA_1, DATA_2 and DATA_3 are the labels that will be used in the graph. The blank line between DATA_3 and the comment line is required. The remainder defines the data points. Each line defines potential points on a graph. The Disposition Menu is entered when a blank line of data is encountered.

Finally if one specifies the option -CSV, then MOSES will read the following as a csv file. structure. An example of this command is:

     &BUILDG -CSV
     DATA_1 DATA_2 DATA_3
$    DATA_1      DATA_2       DATA_3
     1           2            3
     4           5            6
     7           8            9
     END