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A.32 What file formats does TCM generate?


At the moment PostScript, EPSF and the TCM format is generated. TCM only reads its own format.

The TCM file format is specified in appendix B. If you take a look into a saved file, you will see that it is almost human-readable. Furthermore, it reflects the structure of a repository for TCM models, consisting of multiple documents. Each diagram file has four distinct parts: storage information, document information, the graph and the representation. Each table file has five distinct parts: storage information, document information, overall table information, the columns and the rows. With a little bit of imagination one can see many possible programs interfacing with TCM via this file format.

Frank Dehne,Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam