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Although not strictly for forensic purposes, '''visualization tools''' such as the ones discussed here can be very useful for visualizing large data sets. As forensic practitioners need to process more and more data, it is likely that some of the techniques implemented by these tools will need to be adopted.
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The '''Excel Spreadsheet (XLSB) file format''' has the '''.xlsb''' extension. This file type originates from [[Microsoft Excel]]. However, other spreadsheet software can be used to display these files as well. These include:
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* [[OpenOffice]] (probably as of version 3)
  
= Open Source=
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== MIME types ==
  
==Visualization Toolkits and Libraries ==
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== File signature ==
  
; [http://csbi.sourceforge.net/index.html Graph Interface Library (GINY)]
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[[Microsoft Excel]] spreadsheets of version 2007 are stored in a [[ZIP archive]] file. These files therefore have the ZIP file signature
: In Java. Stunning graphics with some layout smarts.
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; [http://www.gravisto.org/ Gravisto: Graph Visualization Toolkit]
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== See Also==
: An editor and toolkit for developing graph visualization algorithms.
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; [http://ivtk.sourceforge.net/ InfoViz Toolkit]
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[[Excel Spreadsheet (XLS)]]
: Java, originally developed at [[INRA]].
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; [http://jgrapht.sourceforge.net/ JGraphT]
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[[Excel Spreadsheet (XLSX)]]
: A Java visualization kit designed to be simple and extensible.
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; [http://www.softwaresecretweapons.com/jspwiki/Wiki.jsp?page=LinguineMaps Linguine Maps]
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[http://download.microsoft.com/download/0/B/E/0BE8BDD7-E5E8-422A-ABFD-4342ED7AD886/Excel2007BinaryFileFormat(xlsb)Specification.pdf Excel 2007 Binary File format by Microsoft]
: An open-source Java-based system for visualizing software call maps.
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; [http://prefuse.sourceforge.net/ Perfuse]
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[[Category:File Formats]]
: "A Java-based toolkit for building interactive information visualization applications."
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; [http://www.gnu.frb.br:8080/rox Rox Graph Theory Framework]
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: An open-source plug-in framework for graph theory visualization.
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; [http://touchgraph.sourceforge.net/ TouchGraph]
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: A library for building graph-based interfaces. Some systems that have been built with it include [http://kaon.semanticweb.org/Members/motik/oimodeller KAon AI Modeler], GraphLayout, WikiBrowser, and LinkBrowser
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; [http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/~billh/visad.html#intro VisAD]
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: A Java component library for interactive and collaborative visualization.
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; [http://public.kitware.com/VTK/ The Visualization Toolkit]
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: C++ multi-platform with interfaces available for Tcl/Tk, Java and Python. Professional support provided by [http://www.kitware.com/ Kitware].
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; [http://zvtm.sourceforge.net/index.html ZVTM - Zoomable Visual Transformation Machine]
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: Originally started at Xerox Research Europe, written in Java 2D.
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==Graph Drawing Applications==
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; [http://www.graphviz.org/ Graphviz]
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: Originally developed by the [http://public.research.att.com/areas/visualization/ AT&T Information Visualization Gorup], designed for drawing connected graphs of nodes and edges. Neato is a similar system but does layout based on a spring model. Can produce output as [[PostScript]], [[PNG]], [[GIF]], or as an annotated graph file with the locations of all of the objects — ideal for drawing in a GUI. Runs from the command line on [[Unix]], [[Windows]] and [[Mac]], although there is also a [http://www.pixelglow.com/graphviz/ MacOS GUI version].
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; [http://graphexploration.cond.org/ Guess: The Graph Exploration System]
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: Originally developed at HP, this is a large Jython/Java-based system that you can use for building your own applications. Distributed under GPL.
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; [http://hypergraph.sourceforge.net/ HyperGraph]
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: Hyperbolic trees, in Java. Check out the home page. Try clicking on the logo...
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; [http://sourceforge.net/projects/ivc/ InfoVis Cyberinfrastructure]
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: Another graph drawing system written in Java.
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; [https://jdigraph.dev.java.net/ Jdigrah]
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: Java Directed Graphs.
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; [http://bioinformatics.icmb.utexas.edu/lgl/ Large Graph Layout (LGL)]
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: A bioinformatics system from University of Texas. They really mean Large.
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; [http://www.opendx.org/ OpenDX]
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: Based on [[IBM]]'s Visualization Data Explorer, runs on [[Unix]]/X11/Motif.
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; [http://jung.sourceforge.net/ Java Universal Network/Graph Framework (JUNG)]
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: Graphing, [[data mining]], [[social network]] analysis, and other stuff.
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; [http://web.mit.edu/bshi/Public/nv2d/ NetVis 2D]
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: Another graph visualization and layout tool written in Java.
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; [http://sourceforge.net/projects/sonia/ Social Network Image Automater (SoNIA)]
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: Originally developed at Stanford. Written in Java.
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; [http://www.informatik.uni-bremen.de/uDrawGraph/en/uDrawGraph/uDrawGraph.html uDrawGraph]
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; [http://www.wilmascope.org/ WilmaScope]
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: Real-time animations of dynamic graph structures. Written in Java. Sophisticated force model with strings and attraction.
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; [http://www.caida.org/tools/visualization/walrus/ Walrus]
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: A 3-d graph network exploration tool. Employs 3D hyperbolic displays and layout based on a user-supplied spanning tree.
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== Geographical Drawing Programs ==
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; [http://openmap.bbn.com/ OpenMap]
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: From [[BBN]].
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= Commercial Tools =
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; [http://www.aisee.com/ aiSee Graph Layout Software]
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: Supports 15 layout algorithms, recursive graph nesting, and easy printing. Runs on [[Windows]], [[Linux]], [[Solaris]], [[NetBSD]], and [[MacOS]]. 30-day trial and free registered versions available. Academic pricing available.
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; [http://www.geomantics.com/ Geomantics]
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: Geographical, Visualization and Graphics software. Runs on [[Windows]].
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; [http://www.kylebank.com/ Graphis 2D and 3D graphing software]
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: Runs on [[Windows]]. Free 30-day evaluation copy available.
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; [http://www.openviz.com/ OpenViz] and  [http://www.powerviz.com/ PowerViz]
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: Both from Advanced Visual Systems, super high-end visualization toolkits. $$$$
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; [http://www.tomsawyer.com/ Tom Sawyer Software] Analysis, Visualizaiton, and Layout programs.
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: Heavy support for drawing graphs. Beautiful gallery. ActiveX, Java, C++ and .NET editions.
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= Other Resources =
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; [http://www.palgrave-journals.com/ivs/index.html Information Visualization Journal]
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; [http://www-static.cc.gatech.edu/gvu/ii/resources/infovis.html GVU's Information Visualization Resources link farm]
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; [http://www.msi.umn.edu/user_support/scivis/scivis-list.html Scientific Visualization at the Supercomputing Institute]
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; [http://directory.google.com/Top/Science/Math/Combinatorics/Software/Graph_Drawing/ Google Directory of Graph Drawing Software]
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; [http://rw4.cs.uni-sb.de/~diehl/softvis/seminar/index.php?goto=seminar ACM Symposium on Software Visualization]
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: May give you some ideas.
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; [http://directory.fsf.org/science/visual/ GNU Free Software directory of scientific visualization software]
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; [http://www.cs.brown.edu/people/rt/gd.html Roberto Tamassia's resources on Graph Drawing]
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; [http://www.manageability.org/blog/stuff/open-source-graph-network-visualization-in-java/view Open Source Graph Network Visualization in Java]
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Latest revision as of 05:53, 31 January 2009

The Excel Spreadsheet (XLSB) file format has the .xlsb extension. This file type originates from Microsoft Excel. However, other spreadsheet software can be used to display these files as well. These include:

MIME types

File signature

Microsoft Excel spreadsheets of version 2007 are stored in a ZIP archive file. These files therefore have the ZIP file signature

See Also

Excel Spreadsheet (XLS)

Excel Spreadsheet (XLSX)

Excel 2007 Binary File format by Microsoft