Compilation Instructions

The code can be found here:

git clone && cd x11cp/src/vgp

Direct compilation

To compile this application, the following command should be used:

./configure && make

Toplevel Makefile

There is also a wrapper command in the top-level `Makefile` of the repository where this is can be run as:

make vgp


vgp (Vector Globe Projection) is an application which allows for visualising vectors which change over time.

It’s designed for engineers or scientists to model how different vectors can change across three different axis.

Originally written by Frederick A. Niles, November 1995.

The program accepts a data file parameter on the command line, and the data file itself consists of rows (vectors) of three parts each, describing the X, Y and Z axis. For example:

0.000000 0.000000 0.000000
-0.376300 -0.537412 0.754710
-0.381369 -0.565402 0.731354

The default dataset represents a globe which can be rotated in real time.