High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! OpenDX stands for Open Data Explorer and is IBM`s scientific data visualization software. It can handle complex domains (as the mechanical gear or a human brain) along with measured or computed data. The data may be scalar (such as the concentration of a chemical agent in the brain), vector or tensor fields (like the displacement or strain tensor fields when the gear is in action) at different points of the object. The points at which data is measured don`t have to be equally spaced, and not need to be homogeneously spaced. The project started in 1991 as Visualization Data Explorer.