Using XCMDs/XCFNs in Revolution

Bill Vlahos bvlahos at
Fri Jul 12 09:54:01 EDT 2002

Ken Simons has created a very useful but somewhat limited chart object 
which is entirely written in transcript and is free. You can find it in 
the user contributed area of the Rev site. It only can plot line and 
scatter (i.e. points without connecting the lines) plots but it does a 
pretty good job of them. It does not appear that he is trying to take it 
much further to all of the other plots types (bar, column, area, and the 
other goofy ones). You might want to ask him.

Ken's chart object is perfectly fine for my in house application but it 
would be great to have another option.

Bill Vlahos

On Friday, July 12, 2002, at 01:30  AM, Graham Samuel wrote:

> On Thu, 11 Jul 2002 15:57:27 +0200 yves COPPE <yvescoppe at> 
> wrote:
>> [...]
>> there is well 2 things that make problem :
>> 1) Table format in Rev doesn't exist and the chart with.
>> 2) Print capacity is very poor.
>> For such difficult problem I use sometimes externals
>> (listtable-chartoid and prinReport). I hope those points are better
>> with new versions of rev.
> Curses! I'm now at least half a year late in starting serious Revo work 
> based on Mac-only  products I've already written using SuperCard. In 
> one I make heavy use of HyperGraph and in all my products I need 
> reasonable levels of printing sophistication currently provided by 
> PrintReport. As one of my main motives is to go cross-platform, 
> XCMDs/XCFNs wouldn't help me anyway.
> HyperGraph (Boojum/Royal Software - still working in MacOS 9.2.2 after 
> all these years!) is essentially a chart-drawing utility which draws a 
> repertoire of charts from data in arrays - I now think one of my early 
> scripting projects will have to be something similar (but not a 
> rip-off!), unless someone's already done it. I've missed a few weeks of 
> this list - does anyone know of work already done in this area?
> Graham
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>         Graham Samuel / The Living Fossil Co. / London, UK
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