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Vis5D is a system for interactive visualization of large 5-D gridded data sets such as those made by numeric weather models. One can make isosurfaces, contour line slices, colored slices, etc of data in a 3-D grid then rotate and animate the image in real time. There's also a feature for wind/trajectory tracing, a way to make text anotations for publications, etc.

Current Version:   5.2

License Type:   GPL

Home Site:

Source Code Availability: Yes

Available Binary Packages:

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

Targeted Platforms:

SGI, HP, IBM, DEC, SUN, Linux, and recently ported to OS/2 (but not under support yet)

Software/Hardware Requirements:

For Linux: 75MHz Pentium CPU or faster recommended, Linux 1.0 or later, XFree86 (X window system) must be installed, OpenGL or Mesa

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Mailing Lists/USENET News Groups:

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User Comments:

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