The VIS-AD data model: Integrating metadata and polymorphic display with a scientific programming language [chapter]

William L. Hibbard, Charles R. Dyer, Brian E. Paul
1994 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The VIS-AD data model integrates metadata about the precision of values, including missing data indicators and the way that arrays sample continuous functions, with the data objects of a scientific programming language. The data objects of this data model form a lattice, ordered by the precision with which they approximate mathematical objects. We define a similar lattice of displays and study visualization processes as functions from data lattices to display lattices. Such functions can be
more » ... ied to visualize data objects of all data types and are thus polymorphic.
doi:10.1007/bfb0021144 fatcat:j4z5ngqeknbofb5mt4xkqpqrwi