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With recent gains in hardware performance and numerical algorithms, computational scientists have been able to move from simplified one and two dimensional mathematical models to full three dimensional simulations of many interesting physical phenomena in a variety of fields, such a atmospheric science, aeronautical engineering and reservoir modeling. The large data sets encountered in these three dimensional models are difficult to interpret without the aid of scientific visualization tools. This document is intended only as a brief tutorial quick start to introduce some of the most common uses of NCSA X DataSlice (xds). For a more complete discussion of this application, consult the NCSA X DataSlice Users Guide. NCSA X DataSlice, supporting documentation and the user guide can be obtained by anonymous ftp from