Self-directed Tutorial

Self-directed Tutorial provides an introduction to the ParaView software and its history, and exercises on how to use ParaView that cover basic usage, batch python scripting and visualizing large models. This tutorial was created by Kenneth Moreland at Sandia National Laboratories, has written guidance and background and can be followed independently.

Thanks to Amy Squillacote, David DeMarle, and W. Alan Scott for contributing material to this tutorial. And, of course, thanks to everyone at Kitware, Sandia National Laboratories, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and all other contributing organizations for their hard work in making ParaView what it is today.

This work was supported by the Director, Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Office of Science, of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. 12-015215, through the Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) Institute of Scalable Data Management, Analysis and Visualization.


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