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McIDAS-X User Interfaces
McIDAS-X supports the interfaces listed below.
The Command Line interface is the basis for all other interfaces.
The Graphical User Interface (GUI) enhances the usability of McIDAS-X with an intuitive, interactive, mouse-driven interface. It provides drop down menus, dialog boxes, and on-line help for easy access to many of the McIDAS-X commands, accommodating users from novice to expert. The GUI uses the Tcl/Tk freeware package.
F Key Menu System
The F Key Menu system minimize keystrokes when a clearly defined set of commands is required.
McBASI is a BASIC language interpreter in the McIDAS environment. McBASI programs are presented as ASCII text files created by a standard text editor.
Event and Command Schedulers
The McIDAS command scheduler runs commands based on time, day and year. For example, a scheduled command may initiate an image display at five minutes past the hour, every hour of every day.