Revealing Structure in Visualizations of Dense 2D and 3D Parallel Coordinates
2006 (English)In: Information Visualization, ISSN 1473-8716, Vol. 5, no 2, 125-136 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Parallel coordinates is a well-known technique used for visualization of multivariate data. When the size of the data sets increases the parallel coordinates display results in an image far too cluttered to perceive any structure. We tackle this problem by constructing high-precision textures to represent the data. By using transfer functions that operate on the high-precision textures, it is possible to highlight different aspects of the entire data set or clusters of the data. Our methods are implemented in both standard 2D parallel coordinates and 3D multi-relational parallel coordinates. Furthermore, when visualizing a larger number of clusters, a technique called 'feature animation' may be used as guidance by presenting various cluster statistics. A case study is also performed to illustrate the analysis process when analysing large multivariate data sets using our proposed techniques.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 5, no 2, 125-136 p.
Parallel coordinates, 3D multi-relational parallel coordinates, clustering, transfer function, density map, feature animation
National CategoryEngineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-13214DOI: 10.1057/palgrave.ivs.9500117OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-13214DiVA: diva2:18056