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We use various software and toolkits spanning multiple areas of visualization, which includes 3D (Immersive VR), Information and Scientific Visualization. These are either currently installed on one of our systems or there is available in-house expertise.

Immersive Visualization:

Scientific Visualization:

  • Paraview: ParaView is an open-source, multi-platform data analysis and visualization application. Click here for instructions on how to use Paraview. Immersive Paraview is also supported.
  • VMD: VMD is a molecular visualization program for displaying, animating, and analyzing large biomolecular systems using 3-D graphics and built-in scripting. Click here for instructions on setting up and using VMD.
  • VisIt: VisIt is an Open Source, interactive, scalable, visualization, animation and analysis tool. Click here for instructions on how to use VisIt.
  • CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture) is a parallel computing platform and application programming interface (API) model created by NVIDIA. Click here for an example of how to use CUDA/OpenGL visualization programming.

Information Visualization and Visual Analytics:

  • Gephi: Gephi is an interactive visualization and exploration platform for all kinds of networks and complex systems, dynamic and hierarchical graphs. Click here for instructions on how to use Gephi.
  • Tableau: Tableau is software that can allow anyone to connect to a spreadsheet or file and create interactive data visualizations. Click here for instructions on how to set up and install Tableau Desktop.
  • Graphviz: Graphviz is open source graph visualization software. Click here for instructions on how to install and use Graphviz.
  • D3.js: A JavaScript library for visualizing data with HTML, SVG, and CSS. Click here for example codes for using D3.js.


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