The individual commands are treated in alphabetical order in the following section. The novice would be well-served by reading the treatments of the data, model, newpar, and fit commands, in that order, then the other commands as needed. The write-up for each command includes a brief description of the purpose, an outline of the correct syntax, a more detailed discussion of the command assumptions and purpose, and a series of examples. Some commands have one or more subcommands that are similarly described following the command.
In the command description, the syntax uses the following conventions.
an argument to the command
<arg c>::=<arg a><arg b>
defines <arg c>as <arg a>
followed by <arg b>
a repeated string of arguments of the same type
is an optional argument
<arg a>|<arg b>
indicates a choice between an argument
of <arg a>or <arg b>
Exceptional responses to the command prompt are :
empty line or line containing only spaces and tab characters
performed, prompt repeated
any remaining arguments will have the values given on the last
invocation of the command
<EOF>(Ctrl-D on Unix)
same as quit
skip input and return to prompt. Defaults for prompted values will be used.
?, ?command, command ?
Print list of commands, or summary help for a single