Introduction

The aim of the glyphs project is to provide a set of IRIS Explorer modules which allow non-programmers to interactively visualize scattered data points or data on a grid using customizable glyphs.

Examples

Here are some screen shots demonstrating some of the possibilities:



Downloading

The archive glyphs.tar.gz contains all modules and some sample maps of the glyphs project for the IRIS Explorer 4.0.

Installation

After decoding the archive all files in the new directory ./glyphs/modules/ should be copied into your ~/explorer/modules/ directory. If necessary create this directory, and check that a line like

   modulepath -append ~/explorer/modules
is in your .explorerrc file (a sample .explorerrc file comes with IRIS Explorer).

Sample maps are in the ./glyphs/maps/ directory and can be opened with the File/Open... command of the Librarian. The map GlyphsScattered assumes that you started IRIS Explorer in the ./glyphs/maps/ directory, otherwise you have to change the directory in the FileList module to the full path of the ./glyphs/maps/ directory.

Documentation

All modules and maps come with help files. The help files and screen shots of control panels of the modules are also available here:

module description
AllAxis2 generates labeled axes
CullDataRows drops data points from a lattice without coordinates
Glyphs produces the geometry data of a set of glyphs
MinMaxLat reduces a lattice to its minimum and maximum values
MixDataRows converts a lattice without coordinates into a lattice with coordinates
OrthoPlanes produces the geometry of planes orthogonal to the axes
ReadDataRows reads a lattice without coordinates from an ASCII file
ScaleLatCoords scales the coordinates of a lattice to a specified box
ShowClosestPoint produces textual information about a glyph displayed in the Render module

These are the three sample maps demonstrating the modules:

map description
GlyphsOnly shows some of the functions of the Glyphs module
GlyphsOnLattice shows a map for data points on a lattice
GlyphsScattered shows a map for data points without predefined coordinates

Contact

Questions, critisism, suggestions, etc. should be send by e-mail to Martin.Kraus@informatik.uni-stuttgart.de.


Martin Kraus, 11 April 2000