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**CIGAL Reference Manual, Chapter 3 (Functions):Descriptions of individual functions**

Accept | get data from keyboard, cursor, screen, or current input |

Accum | compute a running sum of elements within a variable |

Acos | calculate arc-cosine of a variable |

Address | get the physical memory address of a variable |

Alert | display message window and wait for response |

Alog | calculate anti-logarithm of a variable |

Analyze | calculate frequency distribution of values within a variable |

Angle | calculate the angle formed by three points |

Area | calculate the area within a polygon |

Array | allocate memory for an array variable |

Asin | calculate arc-sine of a variable |

Atan | calculate the arc tangent of a variable or a ratio |

Bin | combine input values within interval bins |

Column | perform arithmetic column by column within a variable |

Compress | compress a data variable by removing empty values |

Comread | read from serial communication port |

Convolve | convolve a variable using a kernel matrix |

Cos | calculate the cosine of a variable |

Dialog | get or set menu items in dialog boxes |

File | assign a data file to a pointer variable |

Filter | perform a non-convolution neighborhood transform of an image |

Findvec | find the vector nearest a specified position |

Fit | fit a straight line to a curve |

Flip | flip a 2-D variable around the Xor Y axis |

Format | convert data values to character string, specifying format |

Getbox | get the upper left and lower right coordinates of a box |

Getchar | read one character from the keyboard |

Getfile | get a filename from directory lists interactively |

Gettxt | read text information from the screen display |

Getxyz | read the cursor position |

Getz | read the current Z value (from ZDEV or ZVAL) |

Import | read data from text file |

Index | find the position of a value in a variable |

Integer | convert floating point number to integer value |

Interpolate | calculate Y values from Xvalues, using a standard curve |

Lcase | convert a character string to lower case text |

Length | calculate distance between 2 points or along a vector path |

Log | calculate the logarithm of a variable |

Maklut | create a ramped lookup table |

Map | copy a variable to another through a lookup table |

Mask | use a mask to select part of a variable |

Matmul | multiply vectors by a matrix |

Matrix | allocate memory for a matrix or image variable |

Max | find the maximum value in a variable, or between 2 variables |

Mean | calculate the mean value of a variable |

Measure | calculate the length and area of a vector list |

Menuitem | get information about menu commands |

Min | find the minimum value in a variable, or between 2 variables |

Mode | get information about a variable's data and storage type |

Parse | parse a text string into separate words |

Perp | calculate the perpendicular intercept from a point to a line |

Pointer | create a pointer to a variable |

Projection | get a variable's scale, offset, rotation, and pin parameters |

Ramp | generate a ramped sequence of numbers |

Random | generate a random sequence of numbers |

Rank | determine the sorted order of elements of a variable |

Rem | calculate the remainder after performing integer division |

RGB | convert color data formats |

Round | convert floating point value to the nearest integer |

Row | perform arithmetic row by row within a variable |

Sample | sample data values along a vector path |

Search | find 1st image value within given intensity range |

Shift | do bitwise shift of integer data values |

Sin | calculate the sine of a variable |

Size | return the number of elements in a variable |

Smooth | remove kinks by averaging values along a path |

Solid | allocate memory for a solid variable |

Sqrt | calculate square root of a variable |

Stats | return 12 statistics describing a variable |

Stdev | calculate the standard deviation within a variable |

Sum | calculate the sum of the values within a variable |

Sweep | record a number variable and display as on an oscilloscope |

Time | get current date and time, or elapsed time |

Trace | generate vector list by tracing an image intensity contour |

Transform | copy a variable with rotation, scaling, and offset |

Ucase | convert a character string to upper case text |

Vector | assign values to a vector variable |

Vrbxy | get XY position within a WATCHed variable |

Warp | distort an image by interpolating between fixed points |

Xor | calculate an operation on 2 variables |

Zoom | transform a variable by pixel replication or ommision |

Zproj | Perform arithmetic by z-column within a solid variable |

() | Group operations within an arithmetic expression |

== | Logical “is equal to” operator |

++ | Auto-increment suffix operator |

-- | Auto-decrement suffix operator |

** | “Raise to the power” operator |

// | Join operator |

>> | Append operator |

+ | Addition operator |

- | Subtraction operator |

* | Multiplication operator |

/ | Division operator |

>= | Logical “greater than or equal to” operator |

> | Logical “greater than” operator |

<= | Logical “less than or equal to” operator |

< | Logical “Logical “less than” operator |

!= | Logical “not equal to” operator |

! | Bit-wise complement operator, or Factorial operator |

& | Bit-wise AND operator |

| | Bit-wise OR operator |

? | “Query” operator – gets status of operand |

**See Also:**

CIGAL Home,
CIGAL Manual,
Manual Help

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