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DISCRETE OBJECT VISUALIZATION

  • Starting from the middle of the course, discrete object visualization is needed.
  • PGPLOT is good for 2D.
  • Many chemical atomic codes, most expensive, limited in number of objects, and inflexible for defects, grain boundaries etc.
  • Hence we developed own OpenGL code for research use and I also use for teaching.
  • AViz is a postprocessing code that can be batch or interactive.
  • Hence I teach AViz in class, using my own tutorial material.
  • I know there are lots of other ways to visualize - in fact am writing a paper with the Enthought python people comparing codes, (they are part of SimPhoNy). But my needs are for visualization in a Computational Physics class to help teach algorithms.

  • [ SECOND PART and PROJECTS ]