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Visualization and Analytics Software Tools for Peregrine System

Learn about the available visualization and analytics software tools to use with the Peregrine system.


Provides remote visualization for OpenGL-based applications. For more information, please go to the FastX page.


An open-source, multi-platform data analysis and visualization application. For information about running ParaView on NREL systems, please go to the ParaView page.


3D Analysis software for scientific and industrial data. For information about running Avizo on NREL systems, please contact us.


VAPOR (Visualization and Analysis Platform for Ocean, Atmosphere, and Solar Researchers) enables interactive exploration of terascale gridded data sets that are large in both the spatial and temporal domains. Wavelet-based multiresolution data representation permits users to make speed/quality tradeoffs for visual as well as non-visual data exploration tasks.

Learn more about VAPOR.

R Statistical Computing Environment

R is a language and environment for statistical computing and graphics. Go to the R web site for more information related to the R project.


MATLAB is a high-performance language for technical computing. It integrates computation, visualization and programming in an easy-to-use environment where problems and solutions are expressed in familiar mathematical notation.

The name MATLAB stands for Matrix Laboratory. MATLAB was originally written to provide easy access to matrix software developed by the LINPACK and EISPACK projects. Today, MATLAB engines incorporate the LAPACK and BLAS libraries, embedding the state of the art in software for matrix computation.

Learn more about MATLAB.

Interactive Data Language

IDL, the Interactive Data Language, is an interactive application used for data analysis, visualization and cross-platform application development.


VisIt is a free interactive parallel visualization and graphical analysis tool for viewing scientific data on Unix and PC platforms.  VisIt features a robust remote visualization capability. VisIt can be started on a local machine and used to visualize data on a remote compute cluster. See the VisIt page for details.