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IBM Open Visualization Data Explorer

IBM Open Visualization Data Explorer (OpenDX) is an application and development software package for visualizing data, especially 3D data from simulations or acquired from observations. It uses a Graphical User Interface based on X windows and Motif. It comes with a complete set of standard visualization tools for looking at data. These tools include cutting planes, vector line traces, volume rendering, and isosurface/isocontour tools.

OpenDX is based on code and ideas found in the IBM Visualization Data Explorer program product.

Current Version:   4.1

License Type:   IBM Public License,

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Source Code Availability: Yes

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  • Debian Package: No
  • RedHat RPM Package: No
  • Other Packages: No

Targeted Platforms:

UNIX/X including Linux, and Windows NT/95

Software/Hardware Requirements:

OpenGL or Mesa, Motif or Lesstif, NetCDF/HDF to support the corresponding file format, etc. See for details

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