LittleTour This is built using the LittleTourFactory to create the
tour bases. The data is the set used by Manuel J. Suarez for his class
project last Spring with all 11 variables active. The animation is pretty
much built in real time. Probably I should pick each combination of
variables in a random fashion.
length 5 minutes - size 4.3Mb
PPHoles index This is an animation that adds information about the
PP index of each major projection. Values are MinMaxed and displayed as
small tix marks at the bottom of the screen. The PPHolesFactory could
easily be modified to only allow projections below a certain index value to
be judged fit. Again this is the data from Manuel J. Suarez and 11
variables are used.
length 2 minutes - size 2.2Mb
Big data This is an example that uses a big data set, all 170,000
points in the Tao buoy data set. Rendering takes a few seconds a frame, if
the entire 10MB set is loaded into memory. The random access file LimnData
object that I have can also work by caching smaller sections of the file,
but all the disk io that this involves really slows things down. In this
animation 5 of the variables are used, including humidity and sea surface
temperature which have a lot of missing values (replaced with 0's).
length 20 seconds - size 1.5Mb