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PyVisfile: Write VTK/Silo Visualization Files Efficiently

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PyVisfile allows you to write a variety of visualization file formats, including

  • Kitware's XML-style VTK data files. VTK files can be written without additional software installed (e.g. VTK's Python bindings).
  • Silo visualization files, as used by the VisIt large-scale visualization program. To use PyVisfile to create Silo files, you need libsilo.
  • XDMF data files.

PyVisfile supports many mesh geometries, such as unstructured and rectangular structured meshes, particle meshes, as well as scalar and vector variables on them. In addition, PyVisfile allows the semi-automatic writing of parallelization-segmented visualization files in both Silo and VTK formats. For Silo files, PyVisfile also supports the writing of expressions as visualization variables.