Chapter 1


THIS book is targeted at computer-science, mathematics, and engineering-sciences students in their last undergraduate years or early postgraduate phase. A second audience is practitioners in these fields who want to develop their own data-visualization applications but who have not had extensive exposure to computer graphics or visualization lectures. The book strives to strike an effective balance between providing enough technical and algorithmic understanding of the workings and often subtle trade-offs of the most widespread data-visualization algorithms while allowing the reader to quickly and easily assimilate the required information. We strive to present visualization algorithms in a simple-to-complex order that ...

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