CAPDM Tutorial Applets

The Chi-Squared Distribution


This applet provides users with a means of exploring the Chi-Squared Distribution by allowing the Degrees of Freedom to be changed. The 95% limit is shown too.

Remote Control using JavaScript

No applet-spcific remote control available. See the 'Runtime Applet API Calls' section below for details.


Show 'About' dialog

How to Invoke the Applet

The applet can be invoked by embedding an APPLET tag into your HTML document (if you look at the source of this document you will see a working example you can copy). The table below details the basic parameters used and additional startup parameters that are specific to this applet.

NAME="ChisquaredDistribution" ALT="Chi-Squared Distribution" WIDTH="360" HEIGHT="425"> </APPLET>
Basic Parameters Use
CODEBASE="../../../../classes" The CODEBASE of the applet must point at the top-level classes directory in order for the applet to be found.
This required attribute gives the name of the file that contains the applet's compiled Applet subclass. This file is relative to the base URI of the applet.
ALT="Chi-Squared Distribution" This optional attribute specifies any text that should be displayed if the browser understands the APPLET tag but can't run Java applets.
NAME="ChisquaredDistribution" This optional attribute specifies a name for the applet instance, which makes it possible for applets on the same page to find (and communicate with) each other. If you intend to use JavaScript/Applet scripting then the applet must be named a shown.
WIDTH="360" HEIGHT="425" These required attributes give the initial width and height (in pixels) of the applet display area, not counting any windows or dialogs that the applet brings up.
Applet Startup Parameters Use
There are no startup parameters available for this applet

For more information on the use of the APPLET tag and other attributes you can use but which are not listed above, visit the specification page at: APPLET tag in HTML 4.

Runtime Applet API Calls

This applet can be called into using Javascript 1.1 while running. Although JavaScript can call the Applet directly, some convenient JavaScript functions have been created which deal with the details of the communication. The following table lists the call Names which can be made, and gives examples of their use and results.

API Call Name Parameters Use and Result
showAbout none javascript:showAbout(); Shows the version dialog box of this applet.