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OpenGL Data Visualization Cookbook by William C. Y. Lo, Raymond C. H. Lo

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Setting up a Windows-based development platform

There are various development tools available to create applications in the Windows environment. In this book, we will focus on creating OpenGL applications using Visual C++ from Microsoft Visual Studio 2013, given its extensive documentation and support.

Installing Visual Studio 2013

In this section, we outline the steps to install Visual Studio 2013.

Getting ready

We assume that you have already installed Windows 7.0 or higher. For optimal performance, we recommend that you get a dedicated graphics card, such as NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards, and have at least 10 GB of free disk space as well as 4 GB of RAM on your computer. Download and install the latest driver for your graphics card.

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