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Language peer sets for DIM:
United States
United States/1968
Designed 1968
1960s languages
Third generation
High Cold War
Genus Reactive
Specialised Languages
2-D Graphic Languages
Graphically Spatial
2-D Graphic Languages/1968
Graphically Spatial/1968
Reactive/United States
2-D Graphic Languages/United States
Graphically Spatial/United States
Specialised Languages
Specialised Languages/1968
Specialised Languages/us


Interactive visual language 

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Country: United States
Designed 1968
Genus: Reactive
Sammet category: Specialised Languages

for Display Image Manipulator

System by Baskin and Morse to display graphical symbols according to graphical primitives, and interact with a user with a lightpen as well as a modified version of CSMP.

Related languages
Sketchpad DIM   Based on
DIM Baskin and Morse graphical CSMP   Incorporated into
DIM DESIGNPAD   Evolution of

  • Riekert, R. H., and Lieberman, D. V., (1967) Riekert, R. H., and Lieberman, D. V., "DIM - A Low Level Modeling System for Conversational Graphics", IBM Research Report RC-1981, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown, New York October 1967
  • Baskin, H. B.; Morse, S. P. (1968) Baskin, H. B.; Morse, S. P. "Interactive Graphics in Data Processing: A multilevel modeling structure for interactive graphic design" IBM Systems Journal 7(3/4) 1968 p218
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