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OpenVL - The Open Volume Library

Sarang Lakare and Arie Kaufman2

Date: Dec 24, 2002


OpenVL is a modular, extensible, and high performance library for handling volumetric datasets. It provides a standard, uniform, and easy to use API for accessing volumetric data. It allows the volumetric data to be laid out in different ways to optimize memory usage and speed. It supports reading/writing of volumetric data from/to files in different formats using plugins. It provides a framework for implementing various algorithms as plugins that can be easily incorporated into user applications. The plugins are implemented as shared libraries which can be dynamically loaded as needed. OpenVL is developed openly and is a free software available on the web.

Sarang Lakare 2002-12-23