Parallel Coordinates: Visual Multidimensional Geometry And Its Applications
Parallel Coordinates: Visual Multidimensional Geometry and Its Applications
This is one book that can genuinely be said to be straight from the horse’s mouth. Written by the originator of the technique, it examines parallel coordinates as the leading methodology for multidimensional visualization. Starting from geometric foundations, this is the first systematic and rigorous exposition of the methodology's mathematical and algorithmic components. It covers, among many others, the visualization of multidimensional lines, minimum distances, planes, hyperplanes, and clusters of "near" planes. The last chapter explains in a non-technical way the methodology's application to visual and automatic data mining. The principles of the latter, along with guidelines, strategies and algorithms are illustrated in detail on real high-dimensional datasets.
From the reviews:
―Stephen Hawking, Cambridge University
Parallel coordinates provide a means of visualizing geometric objects in many dimensions. They are particularly useful for displaying multivariate data and supporting multivariate analysis… This book is written as a textbook designed for use in a one semester course in applied mathematics or computer science... There are several applications discussed in the book. These include an extended example in air traffic control and collision avoidance, (where Inselberg’s methods are used to display multiple flight...