*** PSCAN, where to get it.

Dan Jacobson x-8453 danj at WELCHGATE.WELCH.JHU.EDU
Thu Apr 30 11:36:46 EST 1992

RJC writes:

>>geirha at ifi.uio.no (Geir Egil Hauge) writes:
>>I have read a very interesting paper by Geoffrey J. Barton, CABIOS 7,1:85-88
>>(1991), "Scanning protein sequence databanks using a distributed processing
>>workstation network".

>I may be totally wrong, but I did a search on archie (here at mcgill
>and at many other sites on this planet) and a "pscan" program source
>code seems to be available from "the number 1 FTP site in the Galaxy",
>but I cannot say if that is the right program ... I actually dought
>(from the directory that it is in ... but I am sure that the FTP site
>manager will correct me ... ;), but I guess you can have a look.

Yep, you're "totally wrong" :-). The files you referenced are actually for
a program which renders PostScript (ps...) onto a canvas. The Readme file
is as follows :

	This directory contains the source for the XVPS extension to the
	XView toolkit.  XVPS is a postscript extension to XView.  It allows
	rendering postcript into a canvas.  It requires the X11/NeWS server and
	the cps program which comes with OpenWindows.  If you have neither,
	this source is a good example of how to subclass a new object off
	an existing toolkit object.  For more info on subclassing see
	the XView Programming Manual from O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.  Chapter

I haven't found PSCAN anywhere on the networks - your best bet is to write
the authors and they'll probably e-mail you a copy.  If you know roughly where
they are you may be able to track down their e-mail address with netfind.  If
all else fails send in one of those little cards in the back of CABIOS and indicate the program about which you'd like more information.

Best of luck,

Dan Jacobson

danj at welchgate.welch.jhu.edu

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