What Is IRIS Explorer?

IRIS Explorer was originally developed by Silicon Graphics for their workstations. It is a modular visualization environment - you create your application interactively by connecting modules together using a point-and-click interface. 3D Slicer IRIS Explorer comes with about 150 modules (more are available) which perform tasks such as reading in, filtering, and transforming data, creating graphical objects like line graphs, histograms, contours, surfaces, isosurfaces, volumes, vector plots, etc., and displaying them together in a window with full 3D interaction. A number of modules are built using Silicon Graphics' ImageVision library, and provide a large amount of image processing functionality.

You can create your own modules to read or translate data using a point-and-click tool called the DataScribe, or use the Module Builder - another tool bundled with the system - to transform your existing routines (in the form of C, C++ or FORTRAN source, or even as pure executables) into modules for use from within IRIS Explorer.

Finally, IRIS Explorer provides the application developer with the ability to customize the look and feel of the application before handing it over to the end-user.

Online information is available via the World Wide Web

which also contains links to the ftp sites and other sources of information about IRIS Explorer and its use.

How would I Use Explorer at the NSCEE?

  1. Login to (Origin2000)
  2. Enter setenv DISPLAY host.domain:0.0
  3. At the atom % prompt type in the command explorer and hit the return key.

The user manual for Explorer is on the atom system in insight format. Just type insight at the atom % prompt.

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