The European Physical Journal Special Topics

, Volume 227, Issue 14, pp 1741–1755 | Cite as

Multivariate visualization of particle data

  • Liang ZhouEmail author
  • Daniel WeiskopfEmail author
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Particle Methods in Natural Science and Engineering


In this review paper, we review methods for interactive particle rendering techniques, multi-view particle visualization systems, multivariate visualization techniques, and methods for correlation visualizations. Visualization is vital for gaining insight into particle data. Multivariate particle data are generated to understand different aspects of the underlying physics. The visualization of multivariate particle data is typically performed in multiple linked view systems (multi-view systems) that render particles of interest that are selected by the user interactively with brushing-and-linking. To this end, the non-spatial aspects of particles are explored with multivariate visualization methods, e.g., scatter plots, scatter plot matrix, parallel coordinates, dimensional reduction and radial plots.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Visualization Research Center (VISUS), University of StuttgartStuttgartGermany

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