S2PLOT: Three-dimensional (3D) Plotting Library

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S2PLOT: Three-dimensional (3D) Plotting Library

Post by owlice » Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:49 pm

S2PLOT: Three-dimensional (3D) Plotting Library

Abstract: We present a new, three-dimensional (3D) plotting library with advanced features, and support for standard and enhanced display devices. The library - S2PLOT - is written in C and can be used by C, C++ and FORTRAN programs on GNU/Linux and Apple/OSX systems. S2PLOT draws objects in a 3D (x,y,z) Cartesian space and the user interactively controls how this space is rendered at run time. With a PGPLOT inspired interface, S2PLOT provides astronomers with elegant techniques for displaying and exploring 3D data sets directly from their program code, and the potential to use stereoscopic and dome display devices. The S2PLOT architecture supports dynamic geometry and can be used to plot time-evolving data sets, such as might be produced by simulation codes. In this paper, we introduce S2PLOT to the astronomical community, describe its potential applications, and present some example uses of the library.

Credit: Barnes, D. G.; Fluke, C. J.; Bourke, P. D.; Parry, O. T.

Site: https://astronomy.swin.edu.au/s2plot/in ... tle=S2PLOT

Bibcode: 2011ascl.soft03003B

Preferred citation method: Please provide the acknowledgement "Three-dimensional visualisation was conducted with the S2PLOT progamming library" and cite http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2006PASA...23...82B

ID: ascl:1103.003
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