by Antoine Ponsard and Fransisco "Pax" Escalona
Released May 2016

A Visualization tool to support literature review.


by Mike Wu
Released December 2014

A visualization system designed for sequence analysis of eye tracking data.


by Johanna Fulda
Released February 2015

Browser-based vis tool for curating timelines generated from freeform text.

Portfolio Visualization Sandbox

by Matthew Brehmer
Released 2015

A R/Shiny sandbox environment for creating visualization sketches relating to the energy use of a portfolio of buildings.

[github repository][project page]


by Stephen Ingram
Released July 2014

All-Pairs Query, or APQ, nearest-neighbor algorithm and the Q-SNE, dimensionality reduction algorithm.


by Jonathan Stray, Jonas Karlsson, Adam Hooper, and Stephen Ingram
Released March 2012, current version released September 2013

Browser-based vis tool for investigating large text document collections.

Variant View

by Joel Ferstay
Released August 2013

Vis tool for analyzing genetic sequence variants.


by Stephen Ingram
Released December 2012

Glint is designed to automatically minimize the total number of distances computed by progressively computing a more and more densely sampled approximation of the distance matrix.


by Maryam Booshehrian
Version 1.0 released January 2010, latest version 2.5.1 released August 2012

Visual tool for fisheries management data analysis.


by Miriah Meyer
Released October 2010

Exploration tool that supports the comparison of multiple gene expression data sets defined both spatially and temporally.


by Miriah Meyer
Released June 2010

Tool that visualizes temporal gene expression data over multiple molecular pathways and across multiple species.


by Stephen Ingram
Released March 2010

Visual tool for dimensional analysis and reduction.


by Miriah Meyer
Released December 2009

Browser that enables analysis of comparative genomics data through visualization across multiple scales.


by Stephen Ingram
Released July 2008

GPU and CPU versions of fast and robust multilevel multidimensional scaling algorithm.

GrouseFlocks, Grouse

by Daniel Archambault
Released July 2008

Multilevel graph hierarchy exploration tools, built on the Tulip framework.


by Daniel Archambault
Released May 2008

Quasi-tree graph layout, built on the Tulip framework.


by Daniel Archambault
Released May 2008

Feature-based multilevel graph layout, built on the Tulip framework.


by Aaron Barsky
Version 2.0 (compatible with Cytoscape 2.6) released May 2008. Version 2.8.2 (compatible with Cytoscape 2.8.2) released January 2012

Cytoscape plugin for compartmentalized network layout, for instance using subcellular localization annotations, and comparing quantitative data from multiple experiments.


by James Slack, Kristian Hildebrand, Tamara Munzner, Francois Guimbretiere, Li Zhang, and Yunhung Zhou
Version 2.1 released Oct 2007

TJ is open-source software for browsing and comparing trees. It uses accordion drawing, an information visualization technique that features rubber-sheet navigation and the guaranteed visibility of marked areas. It was specifically designed for biologists who want to compare phylogenetic or taxonomic trees, but can work for any hierarchies. It can handle trees of up to several million nodes.

[Download source or binaries (Mac, Windows, Linux)]


by James Slack and Kristian Hildebrand
Version 1.2 released Feb 2005

SJ is open-source software for browsing and comparing gene sequences, using accordion drawing.


by Tamara Munzner
Version 1.1.2 released Sep 2003

HypViewer is the 3D hyperbolic module used in Site Manager below, now available for free noncommercial use. Contact SGI for licensing for commercial use.

[Download source or binaries (Linux, Irix, Windows)]


by Alan Braverman, Greg Ferguson, and Tamara Munzner
Version 1.1 released 1998

Site Manager was free software from Silicon Graphics for webmasters and content creators. It included a 3D hyperbolic view of the link structure of the target web site. That module was an implementation of the layout described in Tamara's InfoVis 97 paper. Version 1.1 includes the guaranteed frame rate drawing algorithm described in a Graph Drawing 98 paper.

[(No longer available; was packaged with Irix 6.) [Site Manager User's Guide Documentation still available.]


by Stuart Levy, Tamara Munzner, Mark Phillips, and others
Version 1.9.5 released March 2014, developeed between 1992 and 1996

Tamara was one of the core team responsible for design, implementation, documentation, distribution, and maintenance of Geomview, a public domain 3D interactive visualization package with over one thousand registered users. They encourage people to let them know how they use their tools, and have heard back from hundreds of them in a wide variety of domains, including topology, computational geometry, computer graphics, robotics, medical imaging, nuclear physics, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, biomechanics, spacecraft design, computational electromagnetics, and seismology.

[Download] [Download previous versions from former Geometry Center home]

Triangle Tiling

by Tamara Munzner, Charlie Gunn, Stuart Levy, and Olaf Holt
Released 1996

The Triangle Tiling museum exhibit allows people to explore the connections between symmetry groups, tiling, the Platonic and Archimedean solids, and non-Euclidean geometry through interactive 3D graphics. Tamara adapted research software originally written by Charlie Gunn for museum use with Stuart Levy and Olaf Holt. The program features mathematical concepts such as the relationship between Platonic and Archimedean solids, duality, and spherical geometry. The adaptation was done in collaboration with the Science Museum of Minnesota, where it is on exhibit. The software was also shown at "The Edge", the interactive installation showcase at SIGGRAPH 94. There's an article about it in the Geometry Forum archives.

[OpenGL SGI binaries] [IrisGL SGI binaries (Irix 4.x or earlier)] [Mac and Windows binaries ported by Jeff Weeks, who added additional functionality and named it KaleidoTile.] [Linux port created by Pedro Ribeiro for the Atractor exhibit in Lisbon. This version is also multilingual: you can switch the interface between English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. (Note: if you have troubles running on your machine, try downloading Geomview 1.8 and substituting that bin/gvx for the one in this distribution.)]


by Tamara Munzner and Eric Hoffman
Released October 1996

The CAIDA toolset for network drawing. Some aspects of it are described in a paper on visualizing the MBone. These tools were used to create a series of short videos, including the Planet Multicast video. The toolkit can also be used to create Web pages like the MBone or the NLANR caching hierarchy daily pages, which contain automatically generated 3D and 2D snapshots of the day's data.

[Download if you're curious, but this software is not currently supported.]


by Tamara Munzner, Daeron Meyer, Paul Burchard, and Stuart Levy
Released 1994

Tamara was involved in the VRML 1.0 standards process starting in 1994, when integrating 3D with the Web was a hot new topic. The WebOOGL software was a proof of concept to back our format proposal. After SGI Inventor-based proposal won the vote (ours came in second), we retro-fitted the WebOOGL software into a quasi-compliant VRML 1.0 viewer. Development has not continued since Tamara left the Geometry Center in 1995, and it is rather unlikely that any 2.0 support would ever be added. Tamara's mathematical zoo page has seen a lot of traffic since it was part of the original content pages highlighted during the first big VRML browser release in March 1995. It contains files in both VRML and the WebOOGL native 3D format.

[Download if you're curious, but this software is not currently supported.]

Last modified: Feb 18 2015 by Matt Brehmer