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Introduction to Visualization Workshop - URegina


EDUC 548
University of Regina


WestGrid is pleased to present an introductory workshop on scientific visualization using Paraview.  Paraview is an open source, multi-platform data analysis and visualization application that allows users to quickly build visualizations to analyze their data using qualitative and quantitative techniques.

This workshop will explore the basics of scientific visualization through hands-on exercises with 1-, 2- and 3-dimensional data sets. Laptops are welcome but not necessary. Attendees who wish to bring a laptop should have Paraview installed on it before the workshop.  Wireless networking
will be available during the workshop.

Workshop Outline

  • Scientific visualization overview
  • Paraview interface
  • 1D, 2D, and 3D visualization
  • Marching cubes
  • Volume rendering
  • Data sets and formats
  • Putting it all together
  • Visualization resources in WestGrid, Compute Canada

Installing Paraview

The Paraview Visualization workshop is a hands on workshop. All workshop attendees will need to bring a laptop with Paraview installed. Installing Paraview is straightforward. There are installers for Windows, OSX, and Linux.  Please visit the Paraview download page and install Paraview according to the directions for your specific operating system.

Registation / More Information:

Please contact the Centre for Teaching and Learning at 306-337-2400 or via email at for more information or to register for this course.