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Issue No. 12 - Dec. (2017 vol. 23)
ISSN: 1077-2626
pp: 2599-2612
Tyson Neuroth , Department of Computer Science, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA
Franz Sauer , Department of Computer Science, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA
Weixing Wang , Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, 100 Stellarator Road, Princeton, NJ
Stephane Ethier , Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, 100 Stellarator Road, Princeton, NJ
Choong-Seock Chang , Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, 100 Stellarator Road, Princeton, NJ
Kwan-Liu Ma , Department of Computer Science, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA
ABSTRACT
Visualizing distributions from data samples as well as spatial and temporal trends of multiple variables is fundamental to analyzing the output of today’s scientific simulations. However, traditional visualization techniques are often subject to a trade-off between visual clutter and loss of detail, especially in a large-scale setting. In this work, we extend the use of spatially organized histograms into a sophisticated visualization system that can more effectively study trends between multiple variables throughout a spatial domain. Furthermore, we exploit the use of isosurfaces to visualize time-varying trends found within histogram distributions. This technique is adapted into both an on-the-fly scheme as well as an in situ scheme to maintain real-time interactivity at a variety of data scales.
INDEX TERMS
Histograms, Market research, Two dimensional displays, Clutter, Isosurfaces, Data models
CITATION

T. Neuroth, F. Sauer, W. Wang, S. Ethier, C. Chang and K. Ma, "Scalable Visualization of Time-varying Multi-parameter Distributions Using Spatially Organized Histograms," in IEEE Transactions on Visualization & Computer Graphics, vol. 23, no. 12, pp. 2599-2612, 2017.
doi:10.1109/TVCG.2016.2642103
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