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Comparison of open-source visual analytics toolkits
Author(s): John R Harger; Patricia J. Crossno
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Paper Abstract

We present the results of the first stage of a two-stage evaluation of open source visual analytics packages. This stage is a broad feature comparison over a range of open source toolkits. Although we had originally intended to restrict ourselves to comparing visual analytics toolkits, we quickly found that very few were available. So we expanded our study to include information visualization, graph analysis, and statistical packages. We examine three aspects of each toolkit: visualization functions, analysis capabilities, and development environments. With respect to development environments, we look at platforms, language bindings, multi-threading/parallelism, user interface frameworks, ease of installation, documentation, and whether the package is still being actively developed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 January 2012
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8294, Visualization and Data Analysis 2012, 82940E (25 January 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.911901
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John R Harger, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
The Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Patricia J. Crossno, Sandia National Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8294:
Visualization and Data Analysis 2012
Pak Chung Wong; David L. Kao; Ming C. Hao; Chaomei Chen; Robert Kosara; Mark A. Livingston; Jinah Park; Ian Roberts, Editor(s)

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