Scientific Visualization. By: Jesus Caban and Chi Chau. What is Scientific Visualization?. Visualization for scientific computing , shortened to scientific visualization , was coined in 1987 and refers to the science or methodology of quickly and effectively displaying scientific data.
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By: Jesus Caban
Visualization for scientific computing, shortened to scientific visualization, was coined in 1987 and refers to the science or methodology of quickly and effectively displaying scientific data.
1987 NSF report: “Visualization in Scientific Computing”
Formal name given to the field in computer science that includes user interface, data representation and processing algorithms, visual representations and other sensory presentation such as sound or touch.
t = 0:0.01:5;
y = sin(4*t);
[x,y] = meshgrid(-2:.1:2, -2:.1:2);
z = x .* exp(-x.^2 - y.^2);
The image depicts a surface model of the human head and the brain created from an MRI data set. Amira provides a "realistic" transparency mode for surface display (outer surface). Arbitrary fields can be mapped onto the surface (inner surface).