The Source: October 2009

In this issue, Thomas Otahal, of Sandia National Labs, discusses the integration of MatLab and GnuR with Kitware’s Visualization Toolkit. Pat Marion introduces a new extension to the ParaView Python interface, called Python trace which generates human readable Python scripts that mimic user actions in the GUI. Andrew Maclean, from the Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR), discusses ACFR’s use of Kitware’s open-source toolkits in order to manage a development environment that is cross-platform, supports code reuse, and is responsive to change. Utkarsh Ayachit provides a brief tutorial on adding representation plugins in ParaView. Andrew Maclean, from ACFR, discusses the use of ParaView in a mining research environment. And David Cole provides a tutorial on building external projects with CMake 2.8.

Table of Contents

Editor’s Note............................................................................ 1
Recent Releases ...................................................................... 1
MATLAB® and GNU R Integration With VTK ................................ 2
Python Trace ........................................................................... 6
How ACFR Uses Kitware Products............................................... 7
Representation Plugins in Paraview............................................ 10
Paraview Used in a Mining Research Environment........................ 12
Building External Projects with CMake 2.8................................... 14
Kitware News .......................................................................... 18