Dear vvvv community,
This is something i wanted to share for some time now.
Over the last year i worked on my bachelor thesis in bioinformatics “Interactive 3D Visualization of High-Dimensional Genome Data” in which i basically created a GPU particle system which builds up an interactive chromosome visualization from genebank files, a standard in gene notation.
It is available here: http://bioinformatics.uni-konstanz.de/student_projects/david_gann/index.php
The data set was a lucky finding due to its innovation and importance for current molecular biologic and genetic research. Although it needed special efforts, vvvv is now the first programming language (as far as i know) with some kind of lib for visualizing the human genome (and of course every other genome) in 3D.
It is still a first step, a proof of concept work and far from being perfect. But further development on the methods could evolve this one to an attractive package for bioinformatics.
The reason why i do not yet create a contribution with it is simply the lack of a good documentation in the modules and a missing line in pin and module naming conventions. I hope to change this as soon as possible.
Thanks to the community who made it possible!
by helping me all the time getting my head around vvvv and providing me with the right input at the right time for almost 2 years now (dottore, kalle, m4d, io, vux, tonfilm, catweasel (thanks for the apple), woei, just to name a few).
Some of your contributions flew into the patch of this thesis as well (properly cited).
So… try it out and tell me what you think.
But be careful, it is a really big patch which takes some minutes at start up and when you load the data.
e: slowly began to tear down everything into pieces and making little cotributions out of it.