Bug#641399: ITP: visad -- Visualization for Algorithm Development
Owner: Mathieu Malaterre <firstname.lastname@example.org>
* Package name : visad
Version : 2.0
Upstream Author : Bill Hibbard
* URL : http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/~billh/visad.html
* License : GPL, LGPL, BSD
Programming Lang: Java
Description : Visualization for Algorithm Development
VisAD is a Java component library for interactive and collaborative
visualization and analysis of numerical data. The name VisAD is an acronym for
"Visualization for Algorithm Development". The system combines:
The use of pure Java for platform independence and to support data sharing and
real-time collaboration among geographically distributed users. Support for
distributed computing is integrated at the lowest levels of the system using
Java RMI distributed objects.
A general mathematical data model that can be adapted to virtually any
numerical data, that supports data sharing among different users, different
data sources and different scientific disciplines, and that provides
transparent access to data independent of storage format and location (i.e.,
memory, disk or remote). The data model has been adapted to netCDF, HDF-5,
FITS, HDF-EOS, McIDAS, Vis5D, GIF, JPEG, TIFF, QuickTime, ASCII and many other
A general display model that supports interactive 3-D, data fusion, multiple
data views, direct manipulation, collaboration, and virtual reality. The
display model has been adapted to Java3D and Java2D and used in an ImmersaDesk
virtual reality display.
Data analysis and computation integrated with visualization to support
computational steering and other complex interaction modes.
Support for two distinct communities: developers who create domain- specific
systems based on VisAD, and users of those domain-specific systems. VisAD is
designed to support a wide variety of user interfaces, ranging from simple data
browser applets to complex applications that allow groups of scientists to
collaboratively develop data analysis algorithms.
Developer extensibility in as many ways as possible.