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23-25 April 2013
CSC - IT Center for Sciece
Europe/Helsinki timezone
Scientific visualization, sometimes referred to as visual data analysis, uses the graphical representation of data as a means of gaining understanding and insight into the data. It is more and more important in scientific research of today, since datasets are growing at an extremely rapid pace.

This course, by Kitware, provides a hands-on overview of the ParaView visualization application. The basic interactive visual exploration process is demonstrated, including data loading, data processing, adjusting parameters and data interaction. Key concepts such as cutting, clipping, contouring, probing, and glyphing are discussed in this course. This course provides examples of generating output in the form of processed data, rendered images, and animations.

ParaView is an open-source, multi-platform (Windows, Linux, Mac) application and framework for the visualization and analysis of data sets of varying sizes from small to very large.

Previous knowledge, even elementary, of visualization, data analysis, or scientific computing is helpful to follow this course. 


This course will cover the following topics:
  • Introduction to Visualization Toolkit (VTK): short introduction addressing the key concepts
  • Interface to ParaView
  • Opening and importing data in ParaView
  • Display and data visualization
  • Handling and data analysis
  • Parallel processing: how to install and configure a cluster of ParaView
Lecturer: Julien Jomier (Kitware SAS)

Price: Free of charge
Starts 23 Apr 2013 09:00
Ends 25 Apr 2013 17:00
CSC - IT Center for Sciece
Training room Dogmi (ground floor)
Life Science Center Keilaranta 14 Espoo, Finland
NB! This course was cancelled in January, 2013. This is a new course schedule.
As a part of this training, the participants can also benefit from a 10% discount on technical books offered by Kitware such as VTK and CMake. These books can be ordered before the training by contacting Kitware

There are three hotels within a walking distance from CSC: Radisson Blu Hotel Espoo, Sokos Hotel Tapiola Garden and Hanasaari, of which Radisson is the nearest one.
For budget hotels see e.g. Omenahotelli Helsinki, Hotel Skatta or Hotel Arthur in Helsinki city and the instructions how to get to CSC from Helsinki city.
There are no special rates for participants in any of the above mentioned hotels.
If you have any questions, please consult the course forum page or click on the support link on the left to send an email to the local organisers.