lamont view servers

Edward Vielmetti (
Tue, 03 Nov 92 11:01:46 EST

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Subject: lamont view servers
Date: Tue, 03 Nov 92 11:01:46 EST
From: Edward Vielmetti <>

Here's a pointer to some useful code for doing network-based queries
of large numerical datasets.  I would think this would be quite interesting
to the general crowd.

The license agreement, at least last time I read it, made it very difficult
for me sitting at a .com site to play with this stuff.  I will assume for
the sake of argument that anyone anywhere can run a dumb ascii client
against these things to see what they are without needing any licensing.

There is a real gap in the gopher / wais / world wide web paradigm of
network tools that none of them deal well at all with numbers.  If you
have an Oracle db full of stuff that you want to publish, this looks like 
quite a reasonable approach.


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	id AA11023; Tue, 3 Nov 92 09:50:44 EST
Date: Tue, 3 Nov 92 09:50:44 EST
From: (bill menke)
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Subject: Re:  current list of view servers, project overview, etc
Status: RO

The XGB manual is available by anonymous ftp to
	pub/ and pub/

The currect list of view servers is the view view_servers on
and also the file

The XGB system itself is also available by anonymous ftp, as described by
the EOS article.

No mailing lists are available.

View servers are now available for sybase, unify, db_vista and oracle
commercial database managers, plus two binary DBM's that I wrote, plus
ascii files.

The new version of XGB also supports raster servers, that is 'image'
as contrasted to 'parametric' data.  Three raster servers are available,
supporting three different image formats.

Columbia U. is willing to discuss licensing of XGB for commercial purposes.

Good Luck. Menke.

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