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Scientific Data Analysis and Visualization with Python, VTK, and ParaView

Cory Quammen
Kitware, Inc.


VTK and ParaView are leading software packages for data analysis and visualization. Since their early years, Python has played an important role in each package. In many use cases, VTK and ParaView serve as modules used by Python applications. In other use cases, Python modules are used to generate visualization components within VTK. In this paper, we provide an overview of Python integration in VTK and ParaView and give some concrete examples of usage. We also provide a roadmap for additional Python integration in VTK and ParaView in the future.


data analysis, scientific visualization, VTK, ParaView



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