Thursday, December 11, 2014

Scientific Visualization

Scientific Visualization

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Scientific visualization (also spelled scientific visualisation) is an interdisciplinary branch of science.
According to Friendly (2008), it is "primarily concerned with the visualization of three-dimensional phenomena (architectural, meteorological, medical, biological, etc.), where the emphasis is on realistic renderings of volumes, surfaces, illumination sources, and so forth, perhaps with a dynamic (time) component".
It is also considered a branch of computer science that is a subset of computer graphics.
The purpose of scientific visualization is to graphically illustrate scientific data to enable scientists to understand, illustrate, and glean insight from their data.

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