Visualizing Large Datasets in TOPCAT v4

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TOPCAT is a widely used desktop application for manipulation of astronomical and other tables, which has long provided fast interactive visualization features including 1, 2 and 3-d plots, multiple datasets, linked views, color coding, transparency and more. In Version 4 a new plotting library has been written from scratch to deliver new and enhanced visualization capabilities. This paper describes some of the considerations in the design and implementation, particularly in regard to providing comprehensible interactive visualization for multi-million point datasets.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAstronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXIII
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of a meeting held 29 September - 3 October 2013 at Waikoloa Beach Marriott, Hawaii, USA
EditorsN Manset, P Forshay
PublisherAstronomical Society of the Pacific
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781583818558
ISBN (Print)9781583818541
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2014

Publication series

NameAstronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series
ISSN (Print)1080-7926

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