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Visualization tool for the scientist/engineer
Author(s): Perry A. Appino; Edward J. Farrell; Jack A. Mandelman; Thomas D. Linton
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Paper Abstract

Continuing advances in supercomputer technology give the scientist/engineer the ability to run increasingly complex computational experiments and simulations. Gaining insight from the flood of simulation resuits is a difficult task for the scientist. This paper presents the Visual interpretation System (VIS), an easy to use, interactive, discipline-independent tool for understanding multidimensional data sets. Components of the VIS are a database manager, a user interface, and a visualization manager. The database manager facilitates discipline-independent visualization and lets the scientist manipulate data with familiar names and attributes. The visualization manager uses an optical model to generate 3D images with a variety of options including opaque and transparent structures, cutouts, and region highlighting. The effectiveness ofthe VIS is demonstrated using data from a 3D simulation of a transistor device.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1990
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1259, Extracting Meaning from Complex Data: Processing, Display, Interaction, (1 August 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19970
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Perry A. Appino, IBM/Thomas J. Watson Research (United States)
Edward J. Farrell, IBM/Thomas J. Watson Research (United States)
Jack A. Mandelman, IBM Corp. (United States)
Thomas D. Linton, IBM Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1259:
Extracting Meaning from Complex Data: Processing, Display, Interaction
Edward J. Farrell, Editor(s)

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