By: Kota Soda , edited by Hiloni(04/12/21)
Virtualitics is a data visualization platform usable in both desktop and VR. The Virtualitics Immersive Platform (also known as VIP) enables companies and organizations to discover key insights about their data through a combination of machine learning, immersive visualization, and a collaborative shared virtual environment.
Instructions on how to purchase & download the software
How to download the Virtualitics software on your Oculus Quest 2 (Running the Oculus app independent of the desktop app was unsuccessful as of March 2022. See below alternative approach to viewing on Oculus)
How to use Virtual Desktop and SteamVR to view Virtualitics on Oculus Quest 2
Various features such as types of plots, various axis plotting variables, etc.
Local Data Files
The following filetypes are supported by Virtualitics: CSV, Excel, Text, JSON, VIP. Users may select specific columns from the imported tabular data to visualize on the software. Virtualitics also supports Network (Graph) Data formats through specifically configured CSV files and JSON files.
You can either load in data (filetypes described above) from an URL, or connect to a remote database (MySQL, SQLServer, Redshift, Postgres, Hadoop-Hive or Impala). You can also connect to data sources which there exists a OpenDatabaseConnectivity driver. For more information, click here.
VIP Project Files
You can save the state of the data analysis as a VIP file format, which you will be able to open later and resume where you left off.
Although controls differ across the different VR headset platforms, there are some buttons that have the same functionality across most headsets:
Select, analogous to left click on desktop
Grab and move the plot
For more detailed information about each headset controls, go this this page.
Public Room (able to join rooms with people outside of your organization)
Private Room (able to restrict the room to people inside of your organization)
Whenever hosting a room, a key will be generated so that other people can join your room.
Manipulation of data
Users can interact with the same data model by enabling collaborator mode.
A built-in voice chat feature allows users to interact with each other.
Minimum System Requirements (VR Mode)
OS: Windows 10
GPU: NVIDIA GTX 980/AMD RADEON RX 470/NVIDIA QUADRO P4000
CPU: Intel i3-6100/AMD Ryzen 3 1200, FX4350 or greater
MEMORY: 8GB+ RAM
VR Headset: Oculus Rift S, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, HTC Vive Pro, HP Reverb, HP Windows Mixed Reality Headset, Samsung HMD Odyssey
Accessibility: The estimated time for someone to load and start visualizing data in VR
Beginner: No coding or graphics experience | < 1 hour
Intermediate: Some coding or graphics experience | < 30 mins
Advanced: Both coding and graphics experience | < 30mins
Expert: A lot of experience with VR visualization | < 30mins
Takeaway: Since this product is usable without having to code, the software is friendly to people of all technical backgrounds. However, the process will be smoother if you have at least some technical knowledge/background.
Power: The engine's power - i.e. how much one can do with this
High - This product is very versatile with many features that allow for visualizing data in many different ways.
Usage: Evaluation of software's use for the following purposes
Statistical Analysis - great way to visualize data in 3D and find trends through VR. Product includes many modes of plotting, as well as ability to do a PCA.
Geospatial Data Analysis
All offered APIs (other than the SQL import API) are not available in VR mode as of 2/22/2021).
The user is able to choose from a selection of around 20 avatars. the customization of avatars is not yet available.