Scientific Visualization Tool

Last version: 8.3.1 (Oct 6, 2007)
WARNING: V 8.3.0 had 2 critical bugs. Please upgrade to the 8.3.1

xd3d is a simple scientific visualization tool designed to be easy to learn. It can plot 2d and 3d meshes, with shadowing, contour plots, vector fields, iso-contour (3d), as well as 3d surfaces z=f(x,y) defined by an algebraic expression or a cloud of points. It generates high quality vector PostScript files for scientific publications and still or animated bitmap images. It includes the graph plotter xgraphic.

xd3d can be installed on any unix system using X windows: all the unix workstations, linux systems, Mac OS X, and Microsoft-Windows computers with an X11 emulation like the free software Cygwin/Xfree.

To compile and install xd3d and its related programs, you must have a Fortran 77 and a C compiler (like g77 or gfortran, and gcc). The X11 library libX11.a and the include file X.h must be present on your computer.

To run xd3d you only need to have X11.

For further informations, read the README file.
For informations about the file formats, have a look at the FORMATS file.
You may also be interested in reading the tiny FAQ and the CHANGELOG file.

Xgraphic users
Many of you come to this page through the old "xgraphic" page. Please note that xgraphic is now part of the xd3d archive. It will be installed together with xd3d if you follow the instructions.