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
: Julien Jomier (Kitware SAS)
Free of charge