There are several sources of information about WAVE :
- If you have not used WAVE before, start by reading the WAVE User's
Guide (this book) and working through the tutorial examples it contains.
If you need to use existing WFDB applications under WAVE 's control, refer to
WFDB Applications Guide.
If you need to develop your own applications for use with WAVE , read the
WFDB Programmer's Guide.
You may read these guides on-line on-line or print your own copies (visit
- The on-line version of the WAVE User's Guide can be opened for
browsing by clicking left on
in WAVE 's Help Topics window (this
requires WAVE 6.0 or later, and Mozilla (or another browser, if named by
the URLV environment variable) on the
WAVE host). This guide
may also be read with any Web browser independently of WAVE
(point your browser to
if you have installed WAVE 6.0
or later on your system, or to
- Use XView
spot help for brief descriptions of WAVE 's controls and other
graphic elements. Point to any control and press the
``How do I get spot help ...?''
if you don't have a
- Use WAVE 's task-oriented on-line help to learn how to use WAVE
as a tool for interactive data analysis, control of external programs,
annotation editing, and other topics. Click left on
WAVE 's main control panel to open the Help window, containing
buttons for each topic. Click left on any of these buttons to open a
help window for the associated topic. Within the help window, use the
scroll bar to move through the topic, or click on
button to obtain a printed copy of the entire topic.
- Select `About WAVE...' from the
from the Help window, for a summary of new
features in WAVE , a current list of known bugs, and instructions for
printing a copy of the on-line manual, which includes the text of all
of the other help topics. Click on
to obtain a printed
copy of the `What's new' topic.
- The man page for WAVE
contains a concise description of its
command-line options, the environment variables and X resources it
uses, and the WAVE menu file. (This information is also included
in this Guide; the man page is intended as a compact reference.
The man page for WAVE can
be found in the
WFDB Applications Guide,
or on-line by typing `man wave', or by using xman or tkman, etc.)
- For additional information on the WAVE menu file, see the comments
in the default menu file distributed with WAVE and usually installed as
- For information about the data formats supported by WAVE and the other WFDB
WFDB Applications Guide.
George B. Moody (firstname.lastname@example.org)