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Strategies for Choosing Analytics and Visualization Software and Hardware at NERSC

Data analysis (or analytics) and visualization are two steps in data understanding, often interleaved and symbiotic, so that many of the available tools characterized as one category, end-up having some functionalities of the other. Bellow find links to software tools grouped under Analytics or Visualization, but have in mind that their functions may be interchangeable.

VisualizationAnalytics
Visit Matlab Python tools: Numpy, Scipy, iPython, matplotlib
Paraview Mathematica Perl
IDL Python TCL/TK
AVS/Express R SQL
  ImageJ/Fiji  

 

Choosing the Right System

Choosing the Right Software Tools

  • Visualization of large datasets: ParaviewVisIT
  • Data Analysis using statistical computing and graphics: R
  • Image processing and analysis: ImageJ/Fiji