Detailed Information About the JGOFS Distributed Database Management System (DDMS)
There are many different ways of using the JGOFS data system:
- Browsers: World-Wide Web browser clients can be used to list and (for
those which support imaging) plot data.
- To list data, one can use a user interface to construct calls to the data
system, acquire the data, and do certain operations on it. The user
interface is not a core part of the system, but is built using
the programming interface; and supports both command line and web browser client
- Data can be imported into commercial packages, in some cases
quite directly. Thus we have a MATLAB function, loadjg, which
can read data directly into matrices from the data system (including
all the data manipulation operations). See here.
- We provide a simple set of subroutine
calls by which C and Fortran programs can read data.