It should be easy to call some of the main functions of XLS-Biplot from other Xlisp-Stat programs. The main functions are in file bp-proto.lsp. Instead of sending :new to bp-proto, you should call make-biplot, that has the following defun:
(defun make-biplot (&key data title var-labels case-labels save-pathname biplot-type (show t) (canned "" canned-set)) "Args: ... :DATA is mandatory, it should be a nested list of equal length rows :TITLE, a string for the data name :VAR-LABELS a list of strings, as many as columns in :DATA :CASE-LABELS a list of strings, as many as rows in :DATA :SAVE-PATHNAME a string, a filename or pathname to save files in, without extension :CANNED, if given, one of the strings: \"PCA with normalization\" \"PCA without normalization\" \"Simple CA\" \"Logratio analysis\" \"Ratio maps/Spectral analysis\" :BIPLOT-TYPE: Can be any of 'form 'covariance 'sym-map 'sym-biplot. " ... ... bp))
The function make-biplot returns a bp-proto object and shows it if :show was t. To this object you can send many messages (see the file bp-proto.lsp).
Execution of XLisp-Stat files is faster when compiled. To make sure that you
are using the compiled files, you should type
after your first loading of the biplot.lsp file.
If you would like to have a workspace with XLS-Biplot preloaded on it, you
should change to the directory where XLS-Biplot files reside and then type
This should create a workspace named biplot.wks. (If you are working under Windoze, you should stop doing that, well, I mean, you should take a look at the end of the file makebiplotwks.lsp and possibily modify some paths there).
As documented in Xlisp-Stat, you may then call from the shell prompt
Under MS-Windows, you may create an icon in your desktop being a link with a similar content as destination.
If you have Vista (http://forrest.psych.unc.edu/research/) installed,
look for the main executable file, usually named ViSta.exe and make a
direct link icon on your desktop with
as the destiny, where xlisp.wks should be the one provided with the
XLS-Biplot zip file, or a biplot.wks you made following the
directions in previous section.