S2PLOT: A Three-Dimensional Plotting Library
S2PLOT is an advanced three-dimensional plotting library with support for standard and enhanced display devices. The S2PLOT library was written in C and can be used with C, C++ and FORTRAN programs on GNU/Linux and Apple/OSX. The S2PLOT architecture supports dynamic geometry and can be used to plot both static and time-evolving data sets. S2PLOT is based on the OpenGL graphics library.
With a programming interface inspired by PGPLOT, S2PLOT provides researchers with elegant techniques for displaying and interactively exploring 3D data sets directly from their program code.
Howto: How to embed S2PLOT visualisations in PDF Documents and on the Web with Flash.
This website provides the main source of information on obtaining, installing and programming with S2PLOT.
- Features and Concepts of S2PLOT
- Download the S2PLOT distribution
- Installation instructions to get you started
- Function List including sample code for every S2PLOT function
- Keyboard and mouse controls for interactivity
- Environment variables to control properties of S2PLOT windows, etc.
- How To perform a range of common visualisation tasks in S2PLOT
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Advanced displays such as stereoscopic and dome projection are supported
- Download and install the S2PLOT Python module
- Contact us for new versions, feedback or bug reports
- Publications related to S2PLOT and visualisation
- Gallery of images created with S2PLOT
|Built on top of OpenGL|
Nicholas Jones is acknowledged for providing the S2PLOT Python module.
S2PLOT is freely available for non-commercial and educational use, however, it is not public-domain software. The programming library and documentation may not be redistributed or sub-licensed in any form without permission from Swinburne University of Technology. The programming library and sample codes are provided without warranty.
We would appreciate it if research outcomes using S2PLOT would provide the following acknowledgement:
Three-dimensional visualisation was conducted with the S2PLOT progamming library
and a reference to
D.G.Barnes, C.J.Fluke, P.D.Bourke & O.T.Parry, 2006, Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, 23(2), 82-93.
The initial S2PLOT development was funded through the Researcher Developer Grant Scheme at Swinburne University of Technology.