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Welcome to the Scientific Visualization Group

Scientific visualization provides graphical representations of numerical data for their qualitative and quantitative analysis. In contrast to a fully automatic analysis (e.g. with statistical methods), the final analytic step is left to the user, thus utilizing the power of the human visual system. Scientific visualization differs from the related field of information visualization in that it focuses on data that represent samples of continuous functions of space and time, as opposed to data that are inherently discrete.

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The challenge in scientific visualization is to cope with massive data, which cannot be presented to the user in an unprocessed way for several reasons:

 

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