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Paper: Tcl- and [Incr tcl]- Based Applications for Astronomy and the Sciences
Volume: 125, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems VI
Page: 124
Authors: Elias, Nicholas M., II
Abstract: Tcl is a shell/script language used to create both instrumental control systems and interactive data reduction programs. It has extensions for creating GUI (Tk) and object-oriented ([incr tcl]) applications. Several Tcl-based tools that may be used for astronomical and other scientific applications have been created and are discussed. One example is ptcl, which registers PGPLOT functions as Tcl commands, creating a powerful interactive plotting package. The Tcl-astronomy WWW homepage and majordomo mailing list server are also described.
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