ITLApplied  Computational Mathematics Division
ACMD Seminar Series
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Programming Advantages of an Embedded Command Language

Donald G. Porter

Tuesday, May 28, 2002 15:00-16:00,
Room 145, NIST North (820)
Tuesday, May 28, 2002 13:00-14:00,
Room 4511

Abstract: The OOMMF (Object-Oriented MicroMagnetic Framework) project produces public-domain reference software for numerical simulation of the magnetic behavior of materials and devices on the sub-micron scale. The Tk toolkit library is included in OOMMF to simultaneously achieve two design goals: the ability to provide interactive graphical user interfaces; and the ability to use the software on both Windows and Unix platforms -- the two main platforms in use by scientists and engineers working in magnetism. Tk rests on the foundation of the Tool Command Language, or Tcl, an embeddable command language. Although, Tcl was originally included in OOMMF by implication, rather than by explicit design, its presence has had many advantages in the ongoing development of the project. In this talk, some of the advantages of programming within a two-language model are presented.
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