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  • ‘CurlyWhirly’ – multi-dimensional data visualizer

    This application helps to view multi-dimensional data, with a particular focus on the outputs of Principal Coordinate Analysis and Principal Components Analysis. The data can be viewed and selections can be made with the application of additional data resources such as categorical data. It is a powerful tool to discriminate similar germplasms by genetic distances analysis, or to identify undesirable contaminations. CurlyWhirly was developed by James Hutton Institute, in collaboration with CIMMYT.

    Product details and features

    1. CurlyWhirly is a multidimensional data visualization application in 3-dimentional space.
    2. Supports rotation, zoom, hierarchical filter and a range of point interactions. Coloring of points (entries) by category
    3. Facilitates visualization of few to tens of thousands of data points. Hierarchical filtering of visible/selected points
    4. Creates movies and screenshots
    5. Phenotypic data can be added to data to aid interpretation
    6. Selection and export of data is possible for further analysis.
    7. Explore data available in the MasAgro-Biodiversity project.
    8. Multi-platform application available to the public to download

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    • This software visualizes the genetic information among different entries, projecting the information captured by Flapjack software at the genome level.


    Released, with improved versions being periodically released with automatic upgrade. https://ics.hutton.ac.uk/curlywhirly/download-curlywhirly/

    Primary Users

    Breeders, researchers and students who work with different levels of germplasm complexity.

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