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Taming the Dimensions-Visualizations in Science

William C. Wimsatt
PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association
Vol. 1990, Volume Two: Symposia and Invited Papers (1990), pp. 111-135
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/193062
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Taming the Dimensions-Visualizations in Science
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Abstract

The role of pictures and visual modes of presentation of data in science is a topic of increasing interest to workers in artificial intelligence, problem solving, and scientists in all fields who must deal with large quantities of complex multidimensional data. Drawing on studies of animal motion, aerodynamics, morphological transformations, the history of linkage mapping, and the analysis of deterministic chaos, I focus on the strengths and limitations of our visual system, the analysis of problems particularly suited to visualization-the analysis of similarities and differences between complex objects, and problems making conjoint use of information from several complex images.

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