Virtual data visualizer

  • Van Teylingen R
  • Ribarsky W
  • Van Mast C
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Te authors present the Virtual Data Visualizer, a highly
interactive, immersive environment for visualizing and analyzing data.
VDV is a set of tools for exploratory data visualization that does not
focus on just one type of application. It employs a data organization
with data arranged hierarchically in classes that can be modified by the
user within the virtual environment. The class structure is the basis
for bindings or mappings between data variables and glyph elements,
which the user can make, change, or remove. The binding operation also
has a set of defaults so that the user can quickly display the data. The
VDV requires a user interface that is fairly complicated for a virtual
environment. They have taken the approach that a combination of
more-or-less traditional menus and more direct means of icon
manipulation will do the job. This work shows that a useful interface
and set of tools can be built. Controls in VDV include a panel for
controlling animation of the data and zooming in and out. Tools include
a workbench for changing the glyphs and setting glyph/variable ranges
and a boundary tool for defining new classes spatially

Author-supplied keywords

  • Multivariate analysis
  • Virtual reality
  • Visualization systems

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  • Ron Van Teylingen

  • William Ribarsky

  • Charles Der Van Mast

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