Most researchers need to interpret data. Visualisation is a term that covers a number of methods to present data visually to help illustrate to the researcher or others the meaning hidden within the data. These methods range from simple charts and graphs to fully immersive experiences with spatial, temporal, tactile and auditory components.
The services presented here focus on stereoscopic interpretation of data that can be considered in 3 spatial dimensions. However, ICT supports other mechanisms for data visualisation.
WestGrid Collaboration and Visualization Facility (WGCVF)
The WGCVF provides stereo-optical projection on a single screen for viewing three dimensional data and visuals with full depth perception. This facility will permit the researcher to view data before moving it to a large facility, such as the SRC centre, below. Among the tools available for use here are Avizo and Paraview. More information about the WGCVF.
Many modelling and simulation programs incorporate visualisation modules for the covenience of the user. There are also programs that are intended to provide only visualisation of imported data. One of these is the freely available ParaView from Kitware.