Easy visualization of scientific data: drag, drop, filter, slide, view, zoom, share
DataSet Viewer is a simple standalone menu-driven tool for
quickly exploring and comparing time series, geographic distributions
and other patterns within scientific data. DataSet Viewer combines
selection, filtering and slicing tools, with various chart types
(scatter plots, line graphs, heat maps, as well as tables), and
geographic mapping (using Bing Maps). The resulting views can be
exported as images or movies, or bundled into an interactive package
that be shared with colleagues.
The biological sciences are generating ever larger and more complex
data sets, whether from experiments, observations, or models. As a
result, the first step in scientific data analysis – visualizing the
data – has become much more challenging, so much so that many scientists
forego the visualizations that they would really like to use, because
they are too slow, or too technically difficult to implement.
- Quickly open files with multiple variables, select and fine-tune
visualizations, slice your data sets by time or space using simple
- Easily plot and compare multiple charts, either of the same or
different types, live updating against the same data, slicing, etc.
- Zooming/panning gestures supported in all data visualizations.
The view instantly responds to all user actions and data changes.
- Save and share your view of your data. Compose your own
visualizations and DataSet Viewer will package all the settings into
a file for you, allowing the same view to be used on new data. Or,
also bundle all the necessary data in the package so that it is easy
to share your insights with others.
- Read and write many file formats, from NetCDF, comma- or
tab-separated text (CSV), to ASCIIGRID and Shapefile.
- Works with Microsoft Excel. Drag a data range from Excel, and
DataSet Viewer will visualize it straight away.
- Slice your data set in multiple dimensions and slide through
- Record videos that automatically move through slices in your
data, or export to PDF or raster image.
- DataSet Viewer can attach to a computation running either on the
same computer (or in the cloud) and live update so you can watch
DataSet Viewer is part of
The Scientific DataSet Library and Tools.
DataSet Viewer was put together by
Lyutsarev in collaboration with
group at Moscow State University. (Dmitry Voitsekhovsky, Nikita Skoblov,
Natalia Stepanova, Alexey Semenov).
DataSet Viewer is part of project
Many visualizations grew up from Dynamic Data Display for WPF