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ParaView is an open-source, multi-platform application designed to visualize data sets of varying sizes from small to very large. The goals of the ParaView project include developing an open-source, multi-platform visualization application that supports distributed computational models to process large data sets. It has an open, flexible, and intuitive user interface. Furthermore, ParaView is built on an extensible architecture based on open standards. ParaView runs on distributed and shared memory parallel as well as single processor systems and has been succesfully tested on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, IBM Blue Gene, Cray XT3 and various Unix workstations and clusters. Under the hood, ParaView uses the Visualization Toolkit as the data processing and rendering engine and has a user interface written using the Qt cross-platform application framework.
ParaView is an open-source, multi-platform application designed to visualize data sets of varying sizes from small to very large. The goals of the ParaView project include developing an open-source, multi-platform visualization application that supports distributed computational models to process large data sets. It has an open, flexible, and intuitive user interface. Furthermore, ParaView is built on an extensible architecture based on open standards. ParaView runs on distributed and shared memory parallel as well as single processor systems and has been successfully tested on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, IBM Blue Gene, Cray XT3 and various Unix workstations and clusters. Under the hood, ParaView uses the Visualization Toolkit as the data processing and rendering engine and has a user interface written using the Qt cross-platform application framework.


'''The ParaView Users Guide is online here: [http://paraview.org/Wiki/ParaView/Users_Guide/Table_Of_Contents The ParaView Users Guide]'''
The goal of this Wiki is to provide up-to-date documentation maintained by the developer and user communities. As such, we welcome volunteers that would like to contribute. If you are interested in contributing to ParaView or to this wiki, please post a message on the ParaView Discourse forum at https://discourse.paraview.org/.


The goal of this Wiki is to provide up-to-date documentation maintained by the developer and user communities. As such, we welcome volunteers that would like to contribute. If you are interested in contributing, please contact us on the ParaView mailing list http://public.kitware.com/mailman/listinfo/paraview.
'''For new users, download and install the [http://paraview.org/paraview/resources/software.php ParaView binaries] for your local computer, and then read [[The ParaView Tutorial]]. ''' Additional tutorials are located under [[#Books and Tutorials]] below.


'''For new users, download and install the [http://www.paraview.org/New/download.html ParaView binaries] for your local computer, and then read [[The ParaView Tutorial]]. ''' Additional tutorials are located under [[#Books and Tutorials]] below.
You can find more information about ParaView on the ParaView web site: http://paraview.org. For more help, including a list of all sources and filters, check out http://paraview.org/paraview/help/documentation.html.
 
You can find more information about ParaView on the ParaView web site: http://paraview.org. For more help, including a list of all sources and filters, check out http://paraview.org/New/help.html and http://paraview.org/OnlineHelpCurrent.


==ParaView In Use==
==ParaView In Use==
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===License===
* [[ParaView/License| ParaView License]]
* [[ParaView/ThirdPartyLicenses | ParaView Third-Party Licenses]]


===Compile/Install===
===Compile/Install===
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* [[ParaView Release Notes]]
* [[ParaView Release Notes]]
: Collection of release notes for official ParaView releases.
: Collection of release notes for official ParaView releases.
* [[ParaView/Git| Git Instructions]]
* [https://gitlab.kitware.com/paraview/paraview/blob/master/Documentation/dev/git/README.md Git Instructions]
: Git is the revision control system that ParaView uses. If you would like to have the bleeding edge version of ParaView, or you would like to contribute code, this link describes the method you must use to get the code.
: Git is the revision control system that ParaView uses. If you would like to have the bleeding edge version of ParaView, or you would like to contribute code, this link describes the method you must use to get the code.
* [[ParaView Nightly Binaries]]
: Downloading nightly binaries for development versions of ParaView.
* [[ParaView:Build And Install|Building and Installation instructions]]
* [[ParaView:Build And Install|Building and Installation instructions]]
: Compiling and installing ParaView from source.
: Compiling and installing ParaView from source.
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* [[ParaView Binaries | ParaView Binaries Build Information]]
* [[ParaView Binaries | ParaView Binaries Build Information]]
: Information about the official ParaView builds and versions of various dependencies used.
: Information about the official ParaView builds and versions of various dependencies used.
* [[ParaView and VTK on Xeon Phi (KNC)]]
: Information on cross compiling ParaView and VTK for Xeon Phi KNC


===Server Setup===
===Server Setup===
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* [[Writing ParaView Readers]]
* [[Writing ParaView Readers]]
:How to write a VTK reader that will read your data directly into ParaView.
:How to write a VTK reader that will read your data directly into ParaView.
* [[ParaView/ParaView Readers and Parallel Data Distribution|ParaView Readers and Parallel Data Distribution]]
:How data is loaded in parallel for various readers.


===Finding Data===
===Finding Data===
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===Python Scripting===
===Python Scripting===
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* [[ParaView/EnvironmentSetup|Environment Setup]]
* [[ParaView/Python_Scripting#Getting_Started|Environment Setup]]
: Environment variables to set when using a Python shell besides pvpython/pvbatch.
* [[ParaView/Python Scripting|Python Scripting]] <font color="green">* updated to 3.6</font>
* [[ParaView/Python Scripting|Python Scripting]] <font color="green">* updated to 3.6</font>
: Scripting ParaView using python
: Scripting ParaView using python
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* Python [[Python recipes|recipes]] for ParaView
* Python [[Python recipes|recipes]] for ParaView
: Collection of python scripts for some common tasks.
: Collection of python scripts for some common tasks.
* [[SNL ParaView 3 Python Tutorials]]
: Beginning and advanced tutorial sets, each presented as 2 hour classes by Sandia National Laboratories


===GUI Features===
===GUI Features===
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* [[Camera and Property Linking]]
: Synchronizing filters, clip planes, camera etc.
* [[Color Palettes]]
* [[Color Palettes]]
: Creating visualizations for Print and Screen.
: Creating visualizations for Print and Screen.
* [[Colormaps]]
* [[Colormaps]]
: Details of ParaView's xml colormap file format and collections of colormaps for use with ParaView.  
: Details of ParaView's xml colormap file format and collections of colormaps for use with ParaView.  
* [[Camera and Property Linking]]
* [[ParaView/UI/CopyPaste|Copy/Paste Friendly]] <font color="green">* new feature for 3.14</font>
: Synchronizing filters, clip planes, camera etc.
: Using ParaView Copy/Paste inside information tab and spreadsheet view
* [[ParaView Settings Files]]
: The locations where ParaView saves settings.
* [[Custom Filters]]
* [[Custom Filters]]
: Packaging pipelines into a single composite.
: Packaging pipelines into a single composite.
* [[Image Compressor Configuration]]
* [[ParaView/Image Compressor Configuration|Image Compressor Configuration]]
: How to configure ParaView's image compressor for use during remote rendering.
: How to configure ParaView's image compressor for use during remote rendering.
* [[ParaView/Users_Guide/Memory_Inspector|Memory Inspector Panel]] <font color="green">* updated in 3.98.0 </font>
: Using ParaView's Memory Inspector Panel and its debugging features.
* [[ParaView Settings Files]]
: The locations where ParaView saves settings files (also known as config or configuration files).
* [[ParaView/Properties Panel|Properties Panel]] <font color="green">* updated for 4.0</font>
: Using and customizing the Properties Panel.
* [[Space Navigator]] <font color="green">* new feature for 3.10</font>
: Using ParaView with Space Navigator
* [[Sortable spreadsheet view]] <font color="green">* new feature for 3.10</font>
* [[Sortable spreadsheet view]] <font color="green">* new feature for 3.10</font>
: What can be done with the spreadsheet column sorting and how it works
: What can be done with the spreadsheet column sorting and how it works
* [[Space Navigator]] <font color="green">* new feature for 3.10</font>
: Using ParaView with Space Navigator
* [[ParaView/UI/TextFinder|Text Finder]] <font color="green">* new feature for 3.14</font>
* [[ParaView/UI/TextFinder|Text Finder]] <font color="green">* new feature for 3.14</font>
:  Searching in long lists and tables in the ParaView GUI.
:  Searching in long lists and tables in the ParaView GUI.
* [[ParaView/UI/CopyPaste|Copy/Paste Friendly]] <font color="green">* new feature for 3.14</font>
* [[Output Messages Window]]
: Using ParaView Copy/Paste inside information tab and spreadsheet view
: Design document


===Other Features===
===Other Features===
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* [[Backwards compatibility in state files]]
* [[Backwards compatibility in state files]]
: Backwards compatibility for ParaView state files (*.pvsm).
: Backwards compatibility for ParaView state files (*.pvsm).
* [[CoProcessing]] <font color="green">* new in 3.8</font>
: Information on using ParaView for in situ visualization/coprocessing (still in beta).
* [[ParaView/Collaboration| Collaboration]] <font color="green">* new in 3.14</font>
* [[ParaView/Collaboration| Collaboration]] <font color="green">* new in 3.14</font>
: Information of the changes that have been done undercover to support and improve collaboration.
: Information of the changes that have been done undercover to support and improve collaboration.
* [[ParaView/Vector Graphics Export| Vector Graphics Export]] <font color="green">* new in 3.98</font>
: Export publication quality 3D scenes and charts.
* [[ParaView/Equation Rendering| Equation Rendering]] <font color="green">* new in 3.98.1</font>
: Annotating scenes with mathematical equations.
* [[ParaView/Line_Integral_Convolution|Surface LIC]] <font color="green">* updated in 4.1 </font>
: Documentation describing how to configure and use the surface LIC plugin.
* [[Spatio-Temporal Parallelism]] <font color="green">* available in the ParaView Git repository</font>


=== Books and Tutorials ===
=== Books and Tutorials ===
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* [http://www.kitware.com/products/books.html The ParaView Guide]
* [https://www.paraview.org/paraview-guide/ The ParaView Guide]
: The official ParaView guide available from Kitware. [[Book Errata]]
: The official ParaView guide available from Kitware. [[Book Errata]]
* [[ParaView/Users_Guide/Table_Of_Contents | ParaView Users' Guide]]
: You can download the open-source PDF edition from the [http://www.paraview.org/download/ downloads] page.
: The newly revised official ParaView guide.
*[http://www.paraview.org/ParaView/Doc/Nightly/www/cxx-doc/index.html ParaView API Documentation]
: API documentation auto-generated from the source files.
* [[The ParaView Tutorial]]
* [[The ParaView Tutorial]]
: An introductory and comprehensive tutorial.
: An introductory and comprehensive tutorial.
*[[Sixth OpenFOAM workshop]]
* [https://www.paraview.org/paraview-downloads/download.php?submit=Download&version=v4.3&type=data&os=all&downloadFile=ParaViewCatalystUsersGuide_v2.pdf ParaView Catalyst User's Guide]
: Slides and data from the Advanced ParaView for tutorial.
: The official ParaView Catalyst User's Guide v2.0 corresponding to ParaView 4.3.1.
* ParaView Videos on Channel 9
* [[SNL ParaView Tutorials]]
: [http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/The+HPC+Show/Open-source-HPC-code-Episode-22-Running-Paraview-on-Windows-HPC-Server Using ParaView in Windows HPC Server]
: Beginning and advanced tutorial sets, each presented as 3-hour classes by Sandia National Laboratories
: [http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/The+HPC+Show/Open-source-HPC-code-Episode-21-An-Introduction-to-Paraview Introduction to ParaView]
* [[Intel HPC Dev Con ParaView and OSPRay Tutorial]]
*[[IEEE Vis10 DIY Vis Application - ParaView]]
: Short course on ray tracing with a focus on ParaView w/ OSPRay at TACC
: Tutorial slides and code for the IEEE Vis DIY Vis Applications, ParaView section.
* [[SC10 Coprocessing Tutorial]]
: Use of ParaView's coprocessing API for ''in-situ'' visualization.
* [[IEEE Vis09 Revise Workshop]]
: Description of ParaView's reconfigurable client application infrastructure - aka 'branding'
* [[IEEE Vis09 ParaView Tutorial]]
: Slides for the advanced topics tutorial by Sandia, Kitware, and LANL.
* [[IEEE Cluster 2009 ParaView Tutorial]]
: Slides on topics for installing and using ParaView on visualization clusters.
* [[SNL ParaView 3 Tutorials]]
: Beginning and advanced tutorial sets, each presented as 2 hour classes by Sandia National Laboratories
* [[IEEE Vis08 ParaView Tutorial]]
: Slides for the advanced topics tutorial by Sandia, Kitware, and CSCS.
* [https://visualization.hpc.mil/paraview HPCMP DAAC - Information & Tutorials on ParaView ].
: This Wiki is full of useful information and tutorials about ParaView.
* [[howtos|Howtos]]
* [[howtos|Howtos]]
: These howtos are instructions for some common operations.
: These howtos are instructions for some common operations.
* [[Related Publications]]
* [[Related Publications]]
: ParaView related books, articles and papers
: ParaView related books, articles, and papers
* [[ParaView 3 Tutorials]]
* [[ParaView 2 Tutorials]]
* [[ParaView 2 Tutorials]]


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* [[StreamingParaView]]
* [[StreamingParaView]]
: Documentation about the StreamingParaView application.
: Documentation about the StreamingParaView application.
* [[VeloView]]
: An application for visualizing and processing Velodyne LiDAR data


===Web Visualization with ParaView===
===Web Visualization with ParaView===
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* [[ParaViewWeb | ParaView Web Visualization Framework]]
* [[ParaViewWeb | ParaView Web Visualization Framework]]
: Documentation for the ParaView Web Visualization Framework
: Documentation for the ParaView Web Visualization Framework
===''In situ'' Analysis with ParaView===
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* [[ParaView/Catalyst/Overview | ParaView Catalyst]]
: Documentation for using ParaView for co-processing


===Plugins Distributed with ParaView===
===Plugins Distributed with ParaView===
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===Miscellaneous===
===Miscellaneous===
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* [[terminology map|Terminology Disambiguation]]
* [https://blog.kitware.com/the-source-newsletter/ The Kitware Source]
* [http://kitware.com/products/thesource.html The Kitware Source]
: A quarterly newsletter for developers designed to deliver detailed technical articles related to Kitware's open source products including ParaView.
: Quarterly newsletter for developers designed to deliver detailed technical articles related to Kitware's open source products including ParaView.
* [http://paraview.org/New/help.html More information about ParaView]
* [[Terminology map | Real world concept -> Paraview terminology map]]
* [[Terminology map | Real world concept -> Paraview terminology map]]
: Often new users may say "Surely Paraview can do X... but I can't find it!". This terminology map should help!
: Often new users may say "Surely Paraview can do X... but I can't find it!". This terminology map should help!
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===Developers Corner===
===Developers Corner===
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====Mailing List====
====Discussion Forum====
The developers mailing list is here: http://public.kitware.com/mailman/subscribe/paraview-developers
A forum for ParaView discussion, both its use and development, is available at https://discourse.paraview.org/.
This should be used for questions about modifying the Paraview code, not using Paraview.


====Plugin Development====
====Plugin Development====
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====Release Testing====
====Release Testing====
* [[Release Testing]]
* [[Release Testing]]
* [[Remote Cluster Testing]]


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ParaView is an open-source, multi-platform application designed to visualize data sets of varying sizes from small to very large. The goals of the ParaView project include developing an open-source, multi-platform visualization application that supports distributed computational models to process large data sets. It has an open, flexible, and intuitive user interface. Furthermore, ParaView is built on an extensible architecture based on open standards. ParaView runs on distributed and shared memory parallel as well as single processor systems and has been successfully tested on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, IBM Blue Gene, Cray XT3 and various Unix workstations and clusters. Under the hood, ParaView uses the Visualization Toolkit as the data processing and rendering engine and has a user interface written using the Qt cross-platform application framework.

The goal of this Wiki is to provide up-to-date documentation maintained by the developer and user communities. As such, we welcome volunteers that would like to contribute. If you are interested in contributing to ParaView or to this wiki, please post a message on the ParaView Discourse forum at https://discourse.paraview.org/.

For new users, download and install the ParaView binaries for your local computer, and then read The ParaView Tutorial. Additional tutorials are located under #Books and Tutorials below.

You can find more information about ParaView on the ParaView web site: http://paraview.org. For more help, including a list of all sources and filters, check out http://paraview.org/paraview/help/documentation.html.

ParaView In Use

Some examples of how ParaView is used
Screenshots generated by ParaView
Links to documentation of ParaView installations on various HPC sites

Documentation

License

Compile/Install


Instructions for downloading source as well as pre-compiled binaries for common platforms.
Collection of release notes for official ParaView releases.
Git is the revision control system that ParaView uses. If you would like to have the bleeding edge version of ParaView, or you would like to contribute code, this link describes the method you must use to get the code.
Downloading nightly binaries for development versions of ParaView.
Compiling and installing ParaView from source.
Building ParaView with Mesa 3D.
Information about the official ParaView builds and versions of various dependencies used.
Information on cross compiling ParaView and VTK for Xeon Phi KNC

Server Setup


Configuring your cluster to act as a ParaView server.
Using the ParaView client to start the servers.
Customizing server startup and connection processes using XML-based configuration scripts.
Strategies for distributing server configuration xmls.
To run ParaView on clusters with head nodes - compute nodes
Configure your cluster environment such as DISPLAY, or Cave settings using *.pvx xml files.
A guide for configuring a cluster to run ParaView

Importing Data


How to write out data in a format that Paraview understands
More information on data formats ParaView supports and how to load them.
How to write a VTK reader that will read your data directly into ParaView.
How data is loaded in parallel for various readers.

Finding Data


Selecting and focusing on subset of a dataset using queries.
Selecting and focusing on subset of a dataset.

Analyzing Data


Creating visualizations to compare effects for change in parameter(s).
Computing statistics and using them to assess datasets.

Animation


Animating file series.
Saving animations on the server without client connection.
Using Animation View to setup animations.
Creating animations involving camera movements.

Plugins


Using and writing new plugins to extend ParaView's functionality.
Including extensions into ParaView at compile time.
A simple wizard application developed by MIRARCO that provides boilerplate code for some of the most common plugin types.
Please post plugins that you have created that may be useful for other users.
Writing custom applications based on ParaView.
Building plugins for deployment with Released ParaView binaries.

Python Scripting


Environment variables to set when using a Python shell besides pvpython/pvbatch.
Scripting ParaView using python
Generating/Processing data using python.
Using the python shell interface in paraview including generating python trace.
Collection of python scripts for some common tasks.

GUI Features


Synchronizing filters, clip planes, camera etc.
Creating visualizations for Print and Screen.
Details of ParaView's xml colormap file format and collections of colormaps for use with ParaView.
Using ParaView Copy/Paste inside information tab and spreadsheet view
Packaging pipelines into a single composite.
How to configure ParaView's image compressor for use during remote rendering.
Using ParaView's Memory Inspector Panel and its debugging features.
The locations where ParaView saves settings files (also known as config or configuration files).
Using and customizing the Properties Panel.
Using ParaView with Space Navigator
What can be done with the spreadsheet column sorting and how it works
Searching in long lists and tables in the ParaView GUI.
Design document

Other Features


Loading restarted data for different file formats.
Exporting scenes as VRML, X3D etc.
Backwards compatibility for ParaView state files (*.pvsm).
Information of the changes that have been done undercover to support and improve collaboration.
Export publication quality 3D scenes and charts.
Annotating scenes with mathematical equations.
Documentation describing how to configure and use the surface LIC plugin.

Books and Tutorials


The official ParaView guide available from Kitware. Book Errata
You can download the open-source PDF edition from the downloads page.
API documentation auto-generated from the source files.
An introductory and comprehensive tutorial.
The official ParaView Catalyst User's Guide v2.0 corresponding to ParaView 4.3.1.
Beginning and advanced tutorial sets, each presented as 3-hour classes by Sandia National Laboratories
Short course on ray tracing with a focus on ParaView w/ OSPRay at TACC
These howtos are instructions for some common operations.
ParaView related books, articles, and papers


Design & Implementation


ParaView GUI Testing framework.
Providing details about blocks, hierarchies, assemblies etc. to the client.
Details on handling multiple views in client-server framework.
Dealing with composite datasets in VTK.
Understanding ParaView's views and representations.
Understanding Time implementation.
Compiling ParaView and VTK on BlueGene and Cray Xt3/Catamount.
Suggestions for online help documentation changes.
A place to document ServerManager configuration XML hints.

ParaView based Applications


Documentation about the StreamingParaView application.
An application for visualizing and processing Velodyne LiDAR data

Web Visualization with ParaView


Documentation for the ParaView Web Visualization Framework

In situ Analysis with ParaView


Documentation for using ParaView for co-processing

Plugins Distributed with ParaView


Included Plugins

Community Contributed Plugins


Guidelines for Contributing Plugins

Miscellaneous


A quarterly newsletter for developers designed to deliver detailed technical articles related to Kitware's open source products including ParaView.
Often new users may say "Surely Paraview can do X... but I can't find it!". This terminology map should help!

Developers Corner


Discussion Forum

A forum for ParaView discussion, both its use and development, is available at https://discourse.paraview.org/.

Plugin Development

Handy Developer Info

Release Testing



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