Systems and methods for automated graphing of spreadsheet information

  • US 5,461,708 A
  • Filed: 04/17/1995
  • Issued: 10/24/1995
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/06/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. In a computer system, a method for assisting a user with graphing information, the method comprising the steps of:

  • (a) providing a plurality of different graph types for presenting data sets of varying layout and information content;

    (b) receiving as input one of said data sets, said data set including information desired by the user to be plotted as a graph;

    (c) examining said data set by said computer system, for determining layout and information content for said data set;

    (d) automatically selecting a graph type by said computer system, based on said determined layout and information content for said data set; and

    (e) plotting said graph with the information of said data set, said graph having said selected graph type.

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