The system is applied to data that cannot be represented using a mesh or isosurface representation, and in general can only be represented as a cloud of points. The use of stereoscopic rendering and rapid interaction with the data are compared with regard to their value in providing insight into the nature of the data.
A number of techniques are implemented for displaying 3, 4 and 5 dimensional projections of the data set, and for allowing intuitive manipulation of the remaining dimensions. In this way the effect of changes in one variable in the presence of a number of others can be explored.
The use of these techniques, when applied to data from computer system simulation, results in an intuitive understanding of the effects of the system parameters on system behaviour.