Large-scale comparative visualisation of sets of multidimensional data

Dany Vohl, David Graeme Barnes, Christopher J Fluke, Govinda Poudel, Nellie Georgiou-Karistianis, Amr Hassan Hassan, Yuri Benovitski, Tsz Ho Wong, Owen Kaluza, Toan Dinh Nguyen, Craig Paul Bonnington

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We present encube-a qualitative, quantitative and comparative visualisation and analysis system, with application to high-resolution, immersive three-dimensional environments and desktop displays. encube extends previous comparative visualisation systems by considering: (1) the integration of comparative visualisation and analysis into a unified system; (2) the documentation of the discovery process; and (3) an approach that enables scientists to continue the research process once back at their desktop. Our solution enables tablets, smartphones or laptops to be used as interaction units for manipulating, organising, and querying data. We highlight the modularity of encube, allowing additional functionalities to be included as required. Additionally, our approach supports a high level of collaboration within the physical environment. We show how our implementation of encube operates in a large-scale, hybrid visualisation and supercomputing environment using the CAVE2 at Monash University, and on a local desktop, making it a versatile solution. We discuss how our approach can help accelerate the discovery rate in a variety of research scenarios.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere88
Number of pages36
JournalPeerJ Computer Science
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Scientific data visualisation
  • Tiled-display
  • Comparative Visualisation
  • Immersive environments
  • CAVE2

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