Logging of input and output variables is very useful in computational steering. In this paper we describe how we added logging functionality to a computational steering environment developed at CWI. We show how a 2D interface can be augmented with logging by using the third dimension for the display of the logged variables. The user specifies which graphical representations of variables must be logged, and this log is displayed together with the current state of the simulation. Two examples show that logging in computational steering gives more insight in the simulation, that it can be used for monitoring, and that it can be used to undo erroneous actions.

Department of Computer Science [CS]

Mulder, J.D, & van Wijk, J.J. (1995). Logging in a computational steering environment. Department of Computer Science [CS]. CWI.