pretty pictures

pretty pictures

(scientific computation) The next step up from numbers. Interesting graphical output from a program that may not have any sensible relationship to the system the program is intended to model, but good for showing to management.
References in classic literature ?
There were two pretty pictures on the two sides of the wall in the cottage.
She liked pretty faces near her; as she liked pretty pictures and nice china.
All the pretty picture of the soft puppy, instinct with communicativeness, bursting with tenderness of petition, was veiled to his vision.
I fear me that the Jed of Gathol, though a pretty picture of a man, is little else.
They made a pretty picture in the western light which brought out the brightness of the apples on the old scant-leaved boughs--Mary in her lavender gingham and black ribbons holding a basket, while Letty in her well-worn nankin picked up the fallen apples.
It would have made a pretty picture, so many pretty girls kissing Rosa in the cold porch of the Nuns' House, and that sunny little creature peeping out of it (unconscious of sly faces carved on spout and gable peeping at her), and waving farewells to the departing coaches, as if she represented the spirit of rosy youth abiding in the place to keep it bright and warm in its desertion.
It was better still to see Amy pay him the daughterly duty and affection which completely won his old heart, and best of all, to watch Laurie revolve about the two, as if never tired of enjoying the pretty picture they made.
One story credits my unfortunate ancestor with having had the Spaniard cut in two; and that will fit the pretty picture also.
Rather than issuing pretty pictures and press releases every two months, how about actually doing something Carl Nixon WHY on earth are new shops needed at Cardiff Central?
The lands managed by the United States Forest Service may technically be public, but that doesn't mean members of the public can just go in there and take pretty pictures anytime they please.
A recent example is helmer Tony Kaye's Adrien Brody starrer "Detachment," a Pretty Pictures release that won two prizes at Deauville and went on to gross 139,040 [euro] ($171,107) from 220,000 tickets at the Gallic B.
Even those with half an eye could see that Julia Roberts and Christy Turlington's pretty pictures were heavily air brushed.