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Multiple views

The original Rickmovie was very effective in displaying 3-D cubes, but it wasn't good at handling four and five dimensional datasets. Viewing dimensions larger than three is generally a challenging problem. Rather than create a set viewing method I instead added the ability to have multiple, linked, views within one Ricksep session. Each view can contain the same or a different, equivalent sized dataset, and can correspond to any possible combination of up to five axes. As expected adding this level of flexibility quickly causes an explosion in the number of parameters to the program, and leads to what amounts to the development of a scripting language. To allow easy uses of these features I created three simple perl scripts for some of the most common display possibilities.



 
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Stanford Exploration Project
9/18/2001