Datavyu (formally named OpenSHAPA) is an opensource desktop application for researchers. Datavyu integrates and displays all kinds of data, letting you discover the big picture while remaining connected with raw data. Datavyu will let you build and organise interpretations, and will assist with analysis.

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The earliest precursor to Datavyu is ‘MacSHAPA’. Penelope Sanderson designed MacSHAPA at the University of Illinois in the early 90’s.

OpenSHAPA was the modernisation of MacSHAPA that evolved into DataVyu.


This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see


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