Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2008 23:02:43 -0400
Reply-To: "Richard A. DeVenezia" <rdevenezia@WILDBLUE.NET>
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From: "Richard A. DeVenezia" <rdevenezia@WILDBLUE.NET>
Subject: Re: Data visualisation and exploration software
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Tim Lawson wrote:
> I'd like to find a way of investigating and visualising patterns in
> data. A quick way of 'eyeballing' the data, if you like.
> As an example, I'd like to be able to throw some data into a routine,
> tell the routine which variables to use as x,y and z variables, and
> have the routine give me a 3-D representation of the data, and a way
> to rotate it, perhaps change the assigned variables.
> In short, I'd like to be able to do some qualitative exploratioin of
> the information to test my understanding of it before diving in and
> doing any analysis of the data.
> I've looked at the capabilities of SAS/GRAPH, but can't see anything
> that comes near to the degree of interactivity I'm thinking of.
> Has anyone got any methods that they've developed to use SAS products
> for this type of purpose? Or perhaps, suggestions for any other
> products to use for this?
SAS/AF Controls: Scatter, Histogram, Chart
Some open source (I've never used) that sounds interesting; IBM Deep
Computing Visualization (DCV)
Or just web search for "open source 3d visualization"