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Process images and create 3D computer graphics with the Visualization Toolkit.

The Visualization Toolkit (VTK) is open source software for manipulating and displaying scientific data. It comes with state-of-the-art tools for 3D rendering, a suite of widgets for 3D interaction, and extensive 2D plotting capability.

VTK is part of Kitware’s collection of supported platforms for software development. The platform is used worldwide in commercial applications, as well as in research and development. For examples, please see VTK in Action.

What is the Value of Open Source Software?

A recent study came out from Harvard Business School that valued open source software at $9 trillion! They reached this amount by assuming that each company would have to recreate its own version of the open source software. One could argue that if this were the case, there would likely be companies selling licensed versions […]

ActiViz release: Native rendering controls for various UI frameworks

Activiz: Native rendering controls for various UI frameworks such as Avalonia, WPF and WinUI.

Spack on Windows: A New Era in Cross-Platform Dependency Management

Ask any room full of C++ developers to identify the most aggravating aspect of their development work and you will hear an endless refrain of “dependency management”. A 2023 ISO C++ developer survey, asking about developer’s primary frustrations with the language, found that over 80% of respondents (the most of any group) identified dependency management […]