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In today's work environment analyzing large amounts of varying data types is paramount. Graphing techniques can be an invaluable tool to understanding and interpreting that data. In many cases two-dimensional graphs, such as XY, scatter, pie, and bar charts, are sufficient. But increasingly more complex graphing techniques are needed. In these instances Java3D is an excellent resource with numerous features that allow personalized generation of three-dimensional data displays. Not only will Java3D yield better insight into the data by highlighting important aspects of the data, but it also makes attractive displays to spice up any presentation. Java3D Before going into a detailed description of the Graph3D application and its execution, a basic understanding of Java3D is necessary. Java3D provides a rich set of functionality for viewing, constructing and manipulating... (more)

The AttachmentLayout Manager

Have you ever needed to write a simple graphical user interface (GUI) but didn't have the right kind of layout manager? Do you hate to use a layout manager that takes you longer to understand than to make your GUI? If this is the case, you're probably not a big fan of the GridBagLayout manager and its complexities. This article describes Attachment- Layout, a layout manager that allows for GUI components (buttons, labels, lists, etc.) to be placed inside a container to its edges using spatial relationships. It's a simple but effective layout manager that can be easily visualized... (more)