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This repository contains practical examples illustrating the concept of the X3D pathway introduced in Vogt+, ApJ 818, 115 (2016)
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These files contain practical examples of the X3D pathway introduced by Vogt+, "Advanced Data Visualization in Astrophysics: the X3D Pathway", ApJ 818, 115 (2016) and discussed further by Vogt+, “Linking to X3D pathway to integral field spectrographs: YSNR 1E 0102.2-7219 in the SMC as a case study”, PASP (2017). For online examples of interactive 3-D models using HTML+X3D, see: http://fpavogt.github.io/x3d-pathway/ If you find some of this code useful for your research, please cite the above articles accordingly, as well as the DOI of the repository release you used. E.g.: - for the “v1.2 PASP” release, DOI:10.5281/zenodo.197052 - for the “v1.0 ApJ” release, DOI:10.5281/zenodo.45079 - for the "v0.9 arXiv“ release, DOI:10.5281/zenodo.31953 From the first article abstract: "Most modern astrophysical datasets are multi-dimensional; a characteristic that can nowadays generally be conserved and exploited scientifically during the data reduction/simulation and analysis cascades. Yet, the same multi-dimensional datasets are systematically cropped, sliced and/or projected to printable two-dimensional (2-D) diagrams at the publication stage. In this article, we introduce the concept of the “X3D pathway” as a mean of simplifying and easing the access to data visualization and publication via three-dimensional (3-D) diagrams. The X3D pathway exploits the facts that 1) the X3D 3-D file format lies at the center of a product tree that includes interactive HTML documents, 3-D printing, and high-end animations, and 2) all high-impact-factor & peer-reviewed journals in Astrophysics are now published (some exclusively) online. We argue that the X3D standard is an ideal vector for sharing multi-dimensional datasets, as it provides direct access to a range of different data visualization techniques, is fully-open source, and is a well defined ISO standard. Unlike other earlier propositions to publish multi-dimensional datasets via 3-D diagrams, the X3D pathway is not tied to specific software (prone to rapid and unexpected evolution), but instead compatible with a range of open-source software already in use by our community. The interactive HTML branch of the X3D pathway is also actively supported by leading peer-reviewed journals in the field of Astrophysics. Finally, this article provides interested readers with a detailed set of practical astrophysical examples designed to act as a stepping stone towards the implementation of the X3D pathway for any other dataset." Questions, feedback,README remarks: email@example.com Copyright (C) 2015-2016 Frédéric P.A. Vogt, Chris I. Owen These program files are free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.