Making a visible presentation of numerical data, particularly a graphical one. This might include anything from a simple X-Y graph of one dependent variable against one independent variable to a virtual reality which allows you to fly around the data.

Gnuplot is the Free Software Foundation's utility for producing various kinds of graphs.

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The Computer Graphics Resource Listing contains pointers to several visualisation tools. FAQ.

Electronic Visualization Laboratory, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Last updated: 2002-02-21

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