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.
Prerequisites: No prior experience with scientific visualization is necessary. Some programming experience is helpful but not necessary.