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Visualization on Polaris

Starting in January 2024, Polaris will serve as the primary production resource for visualization and analysis.

Below is a list of the available visualization tools along with links to their corresponding documentation.

ParaView: ParaView is an open-source visualization engine that seamlessly integrates with your existing tools and workflows. It allows you to construct visualization pipelines for quick data analysis. Whether interactively exploring large datasets in 3D or performing batch processing programmatically, ParaView provides versatile capabilities. For additional information, visit the Kitware website.

VisIt: VisIt is an open-source, interactive, and scalable visualization, animation, and analysis tool. Users can rapidly generate visualizations, animate them over time, apply various operators and mathematical expressions, and save resulting images and animations for presentations. VisIt supports a diverse range of visualization features, enabling users to view data, including scalar and vector fields, on 2D and 3D structured, adaptive, and unstructured meshes. Thanks to its customizable plugin design, VisIt can visualize data from over 120 different scientific data formats. For more information, check the VisIt project GitHub page.

FFmpeg: FFmpeg is a complete solution to record, convert, and stream audio and video. For more information, visit the FFmpeg webpage

ImageMagick: ImageMagick is a free, open-source software suite, used for editing and manipulating digital images. It can be used to create, edit, compose, or convert bitmap images, and supports a wide range of file formats, including JPEG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, and PDF. More information in the ImageMagick webpage.