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WebWinds, the successor to LinkWinds, is an interactive science data visualization system. WebWinds is written in Java, is available for all major computer platforms and is based on LinkWinds in that it inherits LinkWinds functionality. Because it is written in Java, WebWinds is modular, allowing flexibility in tool construction and application. It is also largely platform and operating system independent so that it functions efficiently in today's heterogeneous environment.

The current release of WebWinds is a beta release with the following capabilities:

  • The ability to present and manipulate 2 and 3 dimensional data in a variety of 1 and 2 dimensional display tools
  • The ability to subset and subsample data on input or display output, making it possible to handle very large data sets.
  • Simultaneous display and analysis of multiple data sets which may be totally unrelated.
  • Interactive color manipulation.
  • The ability to act as a Web browser helper application, making it possible to survey scientific data archives in interactive mode.
  • HTML documentation, including examples.
The data file formats accepted by WebWinds are:
  1. Raw binary data in signed and unsigned 1, 2 and 4 byte integers and 4 and 8 byte floating point.
  2. The Hierarchical Data Format (HDF).
  3. NetCDF.
  4. Data with Planetary Data System (PDS) headers.
  5. VICAR format.
  6. The astrophysics Flexible Image Transport System (FITS).
  7. ASCII text data.
  8. HDF-EOS data.

Current Version:   .403 beta

License Type:   Free for Non-Commercial Use

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Source Code Availability: No

Available Binary Packages:

  • Debian Package: Yes (from Home Site)
  • RedHat RPM Package: Yes (from Home Site)
  • Other Packages: No

Targeted Platforms:

Java platforms

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