earliest graphics display system in your collection?
allain at panix.com
Thu Apr 20 13:11:34 CDT 2006
>> No, there wasn't graphics in APL, but there were the so called Print/Plot
>> routines for both BASIC and APL that allowed to plot graphs and text on
>> the 5103 printer. I have the software and manuals somewhere.
> So did it have graphical display capability or not? I thought that
> the IBM PC line didn't get graphics capability until the CGA card came
5100 isn't really PC line.
I spent hours in the manuals back 35 years ago to reach the conclusion that
some kind of subcharacter plotting was available in 5100 APL. Now I have
neither the manuals nor the machine so I can't prove anything. It's
possible that an 'Advanced 5100 BASIC' manual told of some kind of dot
matrix printing too, and that manual just wasn't in that lab with the
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