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Introduction to Geomview

Geomview is an interactive program for viewing and manipulating geometric objects, originally written by staff members of the Geometry Center at the University of Minnesota, starting in 1991. It can be used as a standalone viewer for static objects or as a display engine for other programs which produce dynamically changing geometry. It runs on many kinds of Unix computers, including Linux, SGI, Sun, and HP. It also runs with Cygwin. This manual describes Geomview version 1.9.

Geomview is free software, available under the terms of the GNU Lesser Public License; see Copying for details.

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