[Pipet Devel] interesting...

Rahul Jain rahul at photino.sid.rice.edu
Tue Mar 23 06:06:15 EST 1999

On Tue, 23 Mar 1999, Rahul Jain wrote:

> On Mon, 22 Mar 1999 Thomas.Sicheritz at molbio.uu.se wrote:
> > Thx - looks nice. But what I had in mind was more a viewer and editor. 
> > - what about the performance - is this hyperbolic viewer really usable on a 
> > normal workstation ?

Oops, I didn't realize that you were talking about another tree-viewer....
This one seems a bit slow and the labels tend to overlap a bit. The slow
responsiveness makes it even harder to get to a place where you can read
them well. The zoombar should also have a slightly different scale...

Personally, I loved the Apple viewer and that model would be really nice
to follow:

It's sort of in 3D, with the top node in front and each lower level
farther back. Clicking on a part of the figure flys in that direction,
pressing Ctrl speeds it up and pressing Shift reverses direction.
Double-clicking on a node centers it and brings it to a reasonable
distance. You really have to use it to see how cool the view and interface
was. Unfortunately, I think Apple canceled the project and scrapped all
the code. I can't find a single reference to it now...

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