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On Safari in the File Format Jungle—Why Can't You Visualize My Data?
November/December 2009 (vol. 11 no. 6)
pp. 98-102

Lots of glossy images and striking movies on the one side, lots of numbers and full hard disks on the other—seems like a natural pair. So why can't visualization people "just visualize" some data?

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Keywords—Interoperability, scientific visualization, software engineering, large data, file formats, archival, ontological schemes
Citation:
Werner Benger, "On Safari in the File Format Jungle—Why Can't You Visualize My Data?," Computing in Science and Engineering, vol. 11, no. 6, pp. 98-102, Nov.-Dec. 2009, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2009.202
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