The Handbook is a web based guide to the use of statistics in engineering applications. The Handbook is integrated with Dataplot in the sense that directly invoke Dataplot to run most of the case studies discussed in the Handbook (there is some configuration required to do this, which is discussed in the Handbook).
The WEB HANDBOOK approaches integration from the other side. That is, it allows you to access pages from the Handbook from within Dataplot. This is a complement to the Dataplot HELP and WEB HELP commands. That is, the HELP and WEB HELP commands are primarily concerned with dicussing how statistical techniques are implemented within Dataplot whereas the Handbook provides a more tutorial discussion of these techniques. In addition, it provides an overview of many common application areas commonly used in engineering and scientific applications.
The WEB HANDBOOK command initiates a web browser and, based on the keyword you specify, takes you to a specific page in the Handbook.
This command is host dependent (it utilizes a "system" call to initiate the browser). It is currently supported for Unix and Windows 95/98/NT platforms. See the Note section below for some SET commands that allow you to specify which browser to use.
To see a list of supported keywords, enter the command
where <keyword> is the name of a topic for which you would like to access an appropriate page of the Handbook.
WEB HANDBOOK RELIABILITY
WEB HANDBOOK EDA
WEB HANDBOOK REGRESSION
WEB HANDBOOK BLOCK PLOT
If you wish to use a different browser, or if you need to specify a different path for Netscape, you can enter the following command:
where <file name> is the string that activates your preferred browser. In particular, if you prefer to use the Internet Explorer browser under Windows 95/98/NT, you can enter
The enclosing quotes are necessary because the file name contains spaces. Again, you should verify that this is the correct path on your system.
If you need to enter this command, you should consider putting it in you DPLOGF.TEX startup file to make it the default for your system.
Alternatively, you can enter the following operating system command under Unix:
On Windows 95/98/NT, you can enter the following operating system command:
For example, you would enter something like
Again, if you need to enter this command, you should consider putting it in you DPLOGF.TEX startup file to make it the default for your system.
To use a currently open Netscape browser, enter the command
To open a new browser, even if a browser is currently open, enter the command
The default is NEW. This option is ignore for non-Netscape browsers and on the Windows 95/98/NT platforms.
Under Unix, once the WEB HELP command initiates the browser, control returns to Dataplot. You can independently navigate in the browser and enter additional Dataplot commands.
Under Windows 95/98/NT, once the browser is initiated, control does not return to Dataplot until the browser is closed.
WEB HANDBOOK RELIABILITY
WEB HANDBOOK DUANE PLOT
DUANE PLOT Y