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.
ExamplesHere are some screen shots demonstrating some of the possibilities:
The archive glyphs.tar.gz contains all modules and some sample maps of the glyphs project for the IRIS Explorer 4.0.
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/modulesis 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.
All modules and maps come with help files. The help files and screen shots of control panels of the modules are also available here:
|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:
|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|
Questions, critisism, suggestions, etc. should be send by e-mail to Martin.Kraus@informatik.uni-stuttgart.de.