VisAD Visualization Spread Sheet is available

The Spread Sheet lets you use VisAD to visualize data files and do
simple computations, without any programming.  It is distributed as
part of the VisAD class library available from:
 
  http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/~billh/visad.html
 
The VisAD Spread Sheet requires JDK 1.2 beta 4, and optionally Java3D
if you want 3-D displays.  It also uses Java2D to generate 2-D displays.
 
Of course, the full flexibility of VisAD is only accessible to
programmers using the class library, but the Spread Sheet is a handy
way to visualize and compute with netCDF, FITS, GIF, JPEG, Vis5D and
HDF-EOS files that does not require any programming.
 
Curtis Rueden is the primary author of the Spread Sheet and he did
a very nice job.  The fact that he was able to pack so much
functionality into about 4000 lines of source code testifies to
the power of the VisAD class library and to the quality of work by
all the VisAD authors, including Steve Emmerson, Tom Rink, Dave
Glowacki and Nick Rasmussen.
 
Bill
 
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Bill Hibbard, SSEC, 1225 W. Dayton St., Madison, WI  53706
whibbard@xxxxxxxxxxxxx  608-263-4427  fax: 608-263-6738
http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/~billh/vis.html
 
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