The data from 2dFGRS was downloaded as
text and parsed into Excel. Redshifts were converted into distance
using a Hubble constant of 70. Then distance, RA and Dec coordinates
were converted into x, y, z rectangular coordinates. These were then
written out to a text file in a format that could be plotted by Graph3D, a
freeware 3d plotting program by R Hart. BMP's from this program was
converted in Adobe ImageReady into an animated GIF.
This animation needs quite a bit of
processing power and may play better if it is saved to disk and displayed
using eg. ACDSee.