The table below summarizes the principal visualization tools available for Princeton University researchers; many of these are available on the PICSciE Linux clusters for parallel and remote visualization. Others are available for installation on desktop workstations; commercial packages require a connection to the university license servers. All of the packages are available in the Lewis Science Library Visualization Laboratory.
Other computational tools (some of which provide visual outputs) are discussed on the main software page for Research Computing.
In addition to these application packages, researchers can also receive assistance in using imaging tools commonly provided with the Research Computing clusters (e.g., ImageMagick, Python Imaging Library).
|ArcGIS||Windows||Floating License||ArcGIS is the leading Geographic Information System software. Instructions for installing ArcGIS onto a University PC can be found at http://www.princeton.edu/software/licenses/software/arcgis/arcgisinstall|
|AVS/EXPRESS||Linux, Windows, Mac||Floating License||AVS/Express is a comprehensive and versatile data visualization tool for all level of users.|
|ENVI||Linux, Windows, Mac||Floating License||ENVI is a software solution for processing and analyzing geospatial imagery.|
|IDL||Linux, Windows, Mac||Floating License||IDL is a software package for data analysis, data visualization, and software application development.|
|IMAGINE||Windows||Floating License||ERDAS IMAGINE is a mapping and visualization tool that assists in integrating remote sensing and other imagery with other geospatial data.|
|MATLAB||Linux, Windows, Mac||Floating License||MATLAB is a high-level language and interactive environment that also provides 2-D and 3-D plotting and visualization capabilities. Ancillary toolboxes also provide advanced image processing functionality for biomedical and remote sensing applications. Students, faculty and staff may install MATLAB following the instructions on the Site and Volume Licenses page.|
|ParaView||Linux, Windows, Mac||Open Source||ParaView is an open-source, multi-platform data analysis and visualization application.|
|VisIt||Linux, Windows, Mac||Open Source||VisIt is a freely available, interactive parallel visualization and graphical analysis tool for viewing scientific data on Unix and PC platforms.|