Data Explorer is a powerful system of tools and user interfaces for visualizing data. It is an open source project based on IBM’s Visualization Data Explorer. It can be used for visualizing anything, from examining simple data sets to analyzing complex, time-dependent data from disparate sources, OpenDX has features and functions that let you easily gain meaningful insight into your data. OpenDX is a powerful, full-featured software package for the visualization of scientific, engineering and analytical data: its open system design is built on familiar standard interface environments. And its sophisticated data model provides users with great flexibility in creating visualizations. In general terms the visualization of data can be considered a 3-stage process:

  1. Describing and importing data
  2. Processing the data through a visualization program
  3. Presenting the resulting image.