ParaView Guide

ParaView is an open-source, multi-platform, extensible application designed for visualizing large data sets. This scalable application runs on single-processor workstations as well as on large parallel supercomputers. The ParaView Guide includes comprehensive tutorials demonstrating ParaView's main features, build and installation procedures, system overview both from the user's and developer's perspectives, and detailed examples of how to extend ParaView. The current edition of the ParaView guide covers ParaView 3.

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Book Details:

eBook: 506 pages (in pdf format)
Formats: ePub, Mobi, PDF
Publisher: Kitware, Inc. Version 4 (August 2012)
ISBN-13: 978-1-1930934-24-5

This ebook edition of the ParaView Guide has been updated for ParaView version 3.14. Once you have purchased the product, you will receive a link to a zip file containing the book in three formats: PDF, ePub, and Mobi. For instructions on how to transfer the files to your eReader device please follow these steps.

The ParaView Guide content is derived from the ParaView wiki, with additional chapters contributed by guest authors.

Please note that you the purchaser (and only you) are authorized to use this book in all formats on all of your devices. You may not share this book, and you can transfer this book to another person only if you do not retain a copy (in any format, on any device). If you require institutional access to this product, please contact

ParaView was originally created by Kitware in conjunction with Jim Ahrens of the Advanced Computing Laboratory at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The goal of the project is to develop scalable parallel processing tools with an emphasis on distributed memory implementations. ParaView 3, with a new Qt user interface, multi-view support, and a focus on quantitative analysis, was developed by a team of Kitware, Sandia National Laboratories, and CSimSoft developers. Funding for ParaView has been provided by Los Alamos, Sandia, the Army Research Laboratory, the National Science Foundation, and Kitware.

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Adding the ParaView Guide to Your eReader

The ParaView Guide eBook is provided in three formats: EPUB, MOBI, and PDF.

To upload the ParaView Guide to a Kindle, use the MOBI file and email it to your email address as an attachment. From there, you can login to your Amazon account and see the ParaView Guide in your "pending deliveries". The next time you sync your Kindle, the ParaView Guide will be delivered. If you use the Kindle app on a tablet, the ParaView Guide will now be available on the cloud and you can download it to your tablet the next time you open the app.

To upload the ParaView guide to a NOOK, plug your NOOK into the computer where you have downloaded the ParaView Guide. Open the NOOK documents folder, and drag and drop the EPUB version of the ParaView Guide into the folder. The ParaView Guide will be synced and added to your NOOK. Please note that this may take several minutes.

To upload the ParaView Guide to an iPad, add the EPUB file to you iTunes account under "Books". Then sync your iPad with your iTunes account, and the book will be added to your iBooks library. Alternatively, you can use Dropbox to move the ParaView Guide (in any format) onto your tablet, and then select the appropriate app for viewing it (iBooks for PDF or EPUB, Kindle for MOBI).