Graphical Kernel System
<graphics, standard> (GKS) The widely recognised standard ANSI X3.124 for
graphical input/output. GKS is worked on by the ISO/IEC group JTC1/SC24. It
provides applications programmers with standard methods of creating,
manipulating, and displaying or printing computer graphics on different types of
computer graphics output devices. It provides an abstraction to save programmers
from dealing with the detailed capabilities and interfaces of specific hardware.
GKS defines a basic two-dimensional graphics system with: uniform input and
output primitives; a uniform interface to and from a GKS metafile for storing
and transferring graphics information. It supports a wide range of graphics
output devices including such as printers, plotters, vector graphics devices,
storage tubes, refresh displays, raster displays, and microfilm recorders.
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