If you recorded data which represents some physical value in space (e.g. electron density) and you need to explore this dynamically in 3d (say you have a isosurface and you change the value it represents) what toolkit/program would you use?

Personally I used MayaVi and it has all the all the features I could need. Unfortunately it is sometimes unstable and often slow. So in principle I am looking for equally powerfull alternatives.

Edit: I know this should probably not be in the physics SE but I think the answer to my question could be relevant for many physicists.


closed as off topic by dmckee Jun 18 '12 at 18:05

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  • $\begingroup$ Make-a-list questions are generally discouraged, and this topic has little relevance to physics as such. You might search on Stack Overflow and have a look at the Scientific Computation beta site. Indeed, I will ask the SciComp mods if they would like me to migrate it. $\endgroup$ – dmckee Jun 18 '12 at 18:07
  • $\begingroup$ I think this may fall under "not constructive" (meaning it's not the kind of question that fits on any SE site), perhaps in addition to "off topic." $\endgroup$ – David Z Jun 18 '12 at 21:56
  • $\begingroup$ The SciComp mods don't seem to want it in the present form. $\endgroup$ – dmckee Jun 18 '12 at 21:57
  • $\begingroup$ Not constructive/off topic? How can analysing ones data efficiently not be constructive? I guess I'm not thinking like a theorist here, lacking imagination. Oddly enought all the journals I read seem to show what I'm talking about. Guess people don't read Science, Nature, PRL, etc. any more. $\endgroup$ – BandGap Jun 25 '12 at 9:36
  • $\begingroup$ Btw: How is this not off-topic: physics.stackexchange.com/questions/11451/… ?? Oh wait, it relates to HEP. Must be valid I guess. $\endgroup$ – BandGap Jun 25 '12 at 9:39

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