Scientific Visualization with ParaView


Visualization is a powerful technique that allows people to explore their data in graphical form so as to better understand and/or discover structures or patterns hidden in the data. In this introductory course, we will discuss scientific visualization with ParaView, an open-source, cross-platform (Windows, Linux, Mac) visualization package. In addition to introducing the basics of visualization through many hands-on exercises, we will also cover some practical topics as importing your own data into ParaView (discussing various scientific data formats along the way), techniques to analyze multidimensional datasets, animation, and scripting.

Speaker: Weiguang Guan, SHARCNET, McMaster University.

Prerequisites: No prior experience with scientific visualization is necessary. Some programming experiences are helpful but not necessary. Attendees will need to bring their own laptops and should have ParaView installed on their laptops before the course. Sample data will be provided for the exercises (download link will be posted before the Summer School).