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Type: Journal article
Title: Celestial3D: a novel method for 3D visualization of familial data
Author: Loh, A.
Wiltshire, S.
Emery, J.
Carter, K.
Palmer, L.
Citation: Bioinformatics, 2008; 24(9):1210-1211
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Issue Date: 2008
ISSN: 1367-4803
Statement of
Angeline M. Loh, Steven Wiltshire, Jon Emery, Kim W. Carter and Lyle J. Palmer
Abstract: Traditional two-dimensional (2D) software programs for drawing pedigrees are limited when dealing with extended pedigrees. In successive generations, the number of individuals grows exponentially, leading to an unworkable amount of space required in the horizontal direction for 2D displays. In addition, it is not always possible to place closely related individuals near each other due to the lack of space in 2Ds. To address these issues we have developed three-dimensional (3D) pedigree drawing techniques to enable clearer visualization of extended pedigrees. Currently no other methods are available for displaying extended pedigrees in 3Ds. We have made freely available a software tool—‘Celestial3D’—that implements these novel techniques.
Keywords: Humans; Imaging, Three-Dimensional; Pedigree; Family; Data Display; Models, Genetic; Computer Graphics; Computer Simulation; Software; Database Management Systems; User-Computer Interface; Information Storage and Retrieval; Databases, Genetic
Rights: © 2008 The Author(s)
RMID: 0020136664
DOI: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btn091
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