ParaView 5.8

Visualize and analyze datasets using qualitative and quantitative techniques
5  (1 vote)
5.8.1 (See all)

Paraview is an open source application, which supports multiple platforms and is capable of visualizing data sets of variable sizes ranging from small ones down to the large sized bulky ones. The application incorporates a highly flexible, intuitive user interface, which makes it a truly easy-to-use program.

The software makes use of the Visualization Tool Kit (VTK) internally, which is also an open source, freely available software system for 3D computer graphics. It highly aids in performing image processing and visualization and is popularly used by many researchers and developers, comprising of a C++ class library, along with many interpreted interface layers such as Tcl/Tk, Python and Java.

Paraview performs data processing and acts a powerful rendering engine featuring the amazingly simple, yet effective user interface written using Qt. Basically, ParaView runs on distributed as well as shared memory for both single and parallel processor systems.
The application has been run successfully on almost all platforms right from Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, down to several other Unix workstations, supercomputers and clusters thus delivering awesome functionality over virtually any platform.

Luis Sanchez
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Review summary


  • Supports almost all operating system


  • Not as competent as paid applications of same segment
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