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Graphical user control for multidimensional datasets

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A user control is provided for use with a multidimensional dataset that allows a user to graphically set the bounds for one or more of the dimensions of data selected from the dataset. The graphical user control includes a wireframe cube representing the extent of data in the dataset and a selector box within the data cube. A user can indicate a selected perspective and orientation of the data by selecting a portion of an edge of the selector box, and a visual indication of the selected perspective and orientation is provided. The user further can select a desired portion of the data by changing a size and/or a position of the selector box within the data cube. The graphical user control further includes a visual indicator representing the fourth dimension of the dataset which allows the user to identify and select a further subset of the data defined by the selector box. The graphical user control further includes one or more navigation buttons that allow the user to rotate a view around the selector box, the view reflecting the selected perspective and orientation of data in the dataset.

Inventors: 
Roe, Marvin W.; Layne, Geary J.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
IT and Software
FIle Date: 
2009-01-21
Grant Date: 
2014-07-29
Grant time: 
2,015 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
37
Claim count percentile rank: 
5
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US NAVY