Visualizing three-dimensional graph drawings

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Hanlon, Sebastien
University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
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Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Arts and Science, 2006
The GLuskap system for interactive three-dimensional graph drawing applies techniques of scientific visualization and interactive systems to the construction, display, and analysis of graph drawings. Important features of the system include support for large-screen stereographic 3D display with immersive head-tracking and motion-tracked interactive 3D wand control. A distributed rendering architecture contributes to the portability of the system, with user control performed on a laptop computer without specialized graphics hardware. An interface for implementing graph drawing layout and analysis algorithms in the Python programming language is also provided. This thesis describes comprehensively the work on the system by the author—this work includes the design and implementation of the major features described above. Further directions for continued development and research in cognitive tools for graph drawing research are also suggested.
viii, 110 leaves : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Graph theory -- Data processing , Computer graphics , Dissertations, Academic , Graphic methods -- Computer programs