Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Jaanga weB3D Road Map: Complex and Contrary

3D holographic image from zebraimaging.com

The Jaanga weB3D released last week is an initial proof of concept or demonstration of ideas that I have been working on for about 15 years. There's a lot more in the offing, but let's start with what there is now.

What has been shown? Five selected, disparate features include:
  • Low latency response to huge amounts of real-time data
  • It just works: no plug-in, no install, no user intervention required
  • Multivariate analysis in full six degrees of freedom 3D
  • No rocket science. No servers: All code entry-level client-side JavaScript
  • Entirely free, open source software (FOSS)

Future directions include applying the tools to alternate data sets. This means not just to other exchanges or markets but to entirely alternate data sets such as weather and other biophysical phenomena, or sports and other human activities and, perhaps, also non-real-time data that is so sufficiently massive that historical tools could not process such data elegantly.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Jaanga weB3D Pre-Release Launched

Screen capture of portion of Jaanga weB3D
Jaanga weB3D is now available for your inspection, comments and suggestions.

You can say its name as "web 3D. or "we be 3D". Your choice.

Please note that this is the high end, top-of-the line version of Jaanga and requires a high-end, fast computer. You will a latest browser that supports WebGL such as Firefox 4 or a recent update of Google Chrome. Internet Explorer will not work without installing a special plug-in from Google.

Jaanga web3D begins to show some of the features that this web site promotes as the future of complex data visualization:
  • Data is updated in near real-time.
  • Variables are viewed as three axes with color and shape adding two more
  • Time is incorporated as the 4th dimension.
  • Views can be manipulated with six degrees of freedom. 
  • A heads-up display provides real-time updates as you mouse over data points.
This is only the beginning.