Celestial3D: a novel method for 3D visualization of familial data

A.M. Loh, S. Wiltshire, Jon Emery, K.W. Carter, Lyle Palmer

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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 toolCelestial3Dthat implements these novel techniques.Availability: Freely available to non-commercial usersContact: celestial3d@genepi.org.auSupplementary information: www.genepi.org.au/celestial3d.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1210-1211
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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