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DKRZ ParaView tutorial document

There is a prototype ParaView tutorial document written by DKRZ, which introduces the most common visualization and data exploration features of this software. Unfortunately, due to newer ParaView versions, new features and increasingly large and complex data sets, this tutorial prototype is a little outdated already. However, as many of the visualization and data exploration steps are still valid, we are going to maintain the tutorial document as a reference until a fully revised version will be available.

 Here is a glimpse of the tutorial contents:

  • Chapter 1 "Introduction and Overview" --- The first Chapter starts with an overview of Paraview and briefly explains the underlying visualization toolkit pipeline. The second part of this chapter concentrates on an introduction of the user interface, some data preparation necessary, and creates a first simple visualization examples using an ECHAM atmospheric data sets. The visualizations are annotated by captions, a color bar, as well as an Earth's texture for reference.
  • Chapter 2 "Scalar Data" --- The second Chapter discusses the available techniques for scalar data visualization. Among these are parallel and oblique slicing, surface and iso-surface rendering, volume visualization, contouring and clipping, uncertainty visualization, as well as general data filtering and processing.
  • Chapter 3 "Vector Data" --- After the visualization of scalar data, Chapter 3 demonstrates the available vector visualization methods, and explains how to combine two or three scalar fields to create one vector data set. This data is then mapped and displayed using streamlines, arrows & glyphs, as well as by using a line integrated convolution (LIC) texture.
  • Chapter 4 "Info Vis" --- The following Chapter diverts into the area of information visualization techniques, which are very powerful for an interactive data analysis and exploration. This includes scatterplot matrices, parallel coordinates, histograms and other data analysis tools. This chapter also discusses the principles of linking & brushing.
  • Chapter 5 "ICON Data" --- Chapter 5 focuses on loading and working with ICON data sets. A plugin specifically developed by DKRZ, that reads and loads ICON data, is explained using several examples.

You can download the tutorial pdf document, as well as the accompanying tutorial data here:



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