Scientific Visualization with ParaView

Description: ParaView is an open-source, multi-platform data analysis and visualization application. ParaView users can quickly build visualizations to analyze their data using qualitative and quantitative techniques. The data exploration can be done interactively in 3D or programmatically using ParaView’s batch processing capabilities.

The first half of the course covers visualizing with ParaView, and closely follows the official tutorial. It starts with basic usage and continuing up to temporal analysis and animation. The second half covers getting data into ParaView. This includes loading CSV and raw data as well as converting from unspecified formats to those recognized by ParaView (e.g., VTK legacy formats and VTK XML-based formats).

Instructor: Tyson Whitehead, SHARCNET, Western University, Weiguang Guan, SHARCNET, McMaster University.

Prerequisites: None. 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).