- Advanced Visual Systems (AVS)
International AVS Centre clearinghouse for visualization
software, with over 900 public domain modules.
supercomputer for scientific visualization & graphics
Extensive descriptions and links to commercial and public
software for 3-dimensionally plotting, contouring, volume rendering,
image processing, animation and videos, fluid visualization, and
Following are a few of the many toolboxes
specializing in 3-dimensional rendering and visualization:
- SCIRun &
Integrated porblem solving environments emphasizing
of continuous 3-D images and movies. Written in Tcl with
interfaces to Fortran, C++, Matlab, C and IDL. From the
Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute at University of Utah.
Interactive graphics environment for visualization of 3D,
or unstructured data. Written in Fortran and C for OpenGL platforms. By
G. Haimes (MIT).
& related libraries
Software libraries for 3-D continuous data: high-quality volume
rendering, aligning and merging datasets, filling data gaps, efficient
rotation, and more. Written in Tcl & OpenGL. From
Stanford Computer Graphics Lab.
An update of the well-regarded XGobi program for interactively
exploring multivariate point-like data including brushing, editing,
grand tour and projection pursiut.
Flexible software suite for the creation, modification and
display of bitmap images in many formats. Runs interactively or
interfaces with Perl, C/C++, Python, Tcl, Java and more. From
ImageMagick Studio LLC.
- Visualization Toolkit
Comprehensive visualization system for 3-dimensional graphics,
image and volume processing, many color and texture options, scalar to
tensor displays, filtering and qmodeling, handles large datasets.
Extensible C++ code with Tcl or Java wrapper. From Kitware Inc.
Software package for the interactive visual exploraton of
multivariate datasets including scatterplots, star glyphs, parallel
coordinates, and dimenensional stacking with N-dimensional brushing.
Designed for UNIX platforms at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Interactive program for navigating through multivariate
using smooth low-dimensional local structures. By S. Oue of Carnegie
Mellon University and distributed by Statlib.
A Java-based visualization tool for analyzing large and complex
high-dimensionality datasets. By IBM.
Visualization & Exploration (IVEE)
Advanced package for data visualization, specializing on
query techniques (zooming, rangesliders, alphasliders & toggles)
and cluster visualization. From Chalmers University; more recent
commercial versions are
available at Spotfire AB.
Interactive 2-D and 3-D plotting package (histograms, box
time series, diagrams) with fitting (non-linear, polynomial, spline)
and statistics (summary, distribution fuctions, ANOVA, smoothing). From
the National Institute of Standards & Technology.
The following are public domain scientific graphics and
Subroutine library for producing scientific graphs, written in
Fortran and callable by many languages. By T. J. Pearson
Interactive data and function plotting utility in 2D and 3D.