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Sysquake Pro

This is the electronic version of the Sysquake Pro user manual. For help about a function or another keyword, the index may be handy. For the description of a particular function of LME (Sysquake's programming language), you can also type help function in the Command window of Sysquake, or lookfor str to find the list of commands which contain str in their short description.

You should take the time to read at least the description of the registration process, necessary to unlock Sysquake, and the introduction which describes Sysquake from a user point of view. The SQ files (an SQ file is a self-contained description of figures and how they interact together) give a better idea of what Sysquake really is than any static document. Their description provides both an overview if you just want to learn what you can do with them, and a more thorough reference. You can find them in the folder "SQ_files". Other sections explain how to extend Sysquake by writing SQ files yourself.

Sysquake Introduction
An introduction to the Sysquake application.
Sysquake Registration
How to obtain the serial number which unlocks Sysquake.
Getting Started with Sysquake
How to use Sysquake, with a description of its windows and menus.
SQ Files
A description of the SQ files provided with Sysquake.
Command-Line Interface
How you can evaluate simple as well as complicated expressions.
LME Tutorial
A step-by-step discovery of LME, the language used by Sysquake.
SQ Script Tutorial
A step-by-step recipe to develop an SQ script, the simplest kind of Sysquake application.
SQ Script Reference
A reference to SQ scripts. The differences between SQ files and SQ scripts are detailed.
SQ File Tutorial
A step-by-step discovery of how to write an SQ file, a slightly more complicated application kind which supports all the features of Sysquake such as undo/redo, menus, choice of graphics, save, import/export, etc.
SQ File Reference
Description of the structure of SQ files.
SQ File Advanced Features
Optional elements in SQ files which support advanced features like idle processing and import/export.
LME Reference
Reference to the LME language used by Sysquake.
Character Set
How Sysquake handles source code files with different character encodings.
Simple Markup
Simple markup for styled text.

The commands and functions of LME are described in several documents:

Functions by Category
All the built-in functions available in Sysquake, sorted by category.
Functions by Name
Operators, functions and other keywords used in Sysquake, sorted by name.
Constructs and functions which declare, retrieve, and set variables.
Programming constructs
The basic bricks of LME: functions, conditional execution, loops, etc.
Debugging commands
Commands which help in debugging functions.
A mean to know the amount of time spent executing each line of code.
Miscellaneous functions
Functions which cannot be classified elsewhere, such as those related to function arguments and error management.
Secure environment to execute code from untrusted sources.
Concurrent execution.
Parallel task execution.
Help functions
The functions which give you help inside Sysquake.
Arithmetic (+-*/), comparison (== < etc.), and array (,;:) operators.
Mathematical functions
Trigonometric, logarithmic, special, and conversion functions on scalar numbers.
Matrix functions
Arithmetic, eigenvalues, decompositions, norms, filtering, FFT, statistics, and computation on polynomials.
LAPACK functions
Linear algebra functions based on LAPACK (extension).
Array functions
Everything you need to build and manipulate arrays.
Triangulation functions
Delaunay triangulation and Voronoi tessalation.
Integer functions
Functions related to arrays of integer numbers.
Non-linear numeric functions
Numeric integration of ordinary differential equations.
String functions
Functions which manipulate, compare and transform strings.
Support for quaternions, similar to complex numbers but with four components.
List functions
Functions which manipulate lists of data.
Structure functions
Functions which create and handle structures, sets of data elements identified by names.
Object functions
Functions which creates and manipulate objects.
Logical functions
Boolean and bitwise functions.
Dynamical system functions
Functions related to linear time-invariant dynamical systems.
Input/output functions
Functions which read from and write to files or devices, and format data.
File system functions
Functions which open and close files.
Path manipulation functions
Functions related to path construction and extraction.
XML functions
Functions which read and parse XML documents.
Search path
Function which gets or sets the list of paths where SQ files and libraries are searched.
Serial port functions
Functions which open and close a serial port.
Time functions
Functions which retrieve the current time or start and stop a stopwatch.
Date functions
Date conversion.
Extensions loaded on demand
Support for loading and calling dynamically functions defined in shared libraries.
Introduction to graphics in Sysquake.
General remarks about style, identifiers and scale.
Base functions
Base functions to create simple graphics.
3D functions
Functions to create 3D graphics.
Functions for dynamic systems
Specialized functions to create graphics related to linear time-invariant systems.
Sysquake graphics
Support for subplots and options specific to Sysquake.
SQ script functions
Functions to support interactivity in SQ scripts.
Dialog functions
Functions which display dialogs for text entry or file selection.
Sysquake miscellaneous functions
Description of the non-graphical functions added to LME by Sysquake.
Sets of functions which extend LME.
Plug-in modules which add optional functions.
Extern code
How to write new functions in compiled languages such as C.
Remove Procedure Calls, how to control Sysquake from other applications using OLE Automation on Windows, XML-RPC on unix, or Java.
LME Compatibility Notes
Differences between LME and MATLAB(R)'s language.
Sysquake Application Builder
Reference to Sysquake Application Builder, a way to translate SQ files to stand-alone applications you can redistribute.
License and Copyright
A few words about legal issues.