External Functions - Altair IPC

You can create external programs for processing plot data in the program using the C programming language. Altair IPC, or inter-process communication, allows you to exchange data between the Altair program and an external program.

This enables you to process plot data from within any one of these programs using your own set of specialized programs. An external program can be a customized filter for manipulating plot data or a program that passes plot data to another application for processing.

External programs are called from within the program using the Edit Curves panel.
Note: Due to the scope of the C programming language, it is assumed you have prior knowledge of the C language and programming techniques.