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Using Python to generate XML files for visualization in Paraview

VTK is an open-source software system for “3D computer graphics, image processing, and visualization” developed by by Kitware. VTK is the foundation of Paraview, an industrial-strength CFD visualization tool that I have found to be very useful. I generate “second generation” XML-based files from my Python code and import them into Paraview for visualization. I …

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Updated: building 64-bit Numpy with Intel compilers (icc)

I had to re-build Numpy because our cluster was upgraded and the Intel compilers and libraries were moved to a different directory.  This turned out to be a half-day affair of trial-and-error.  I learned a few important things, which I will try to list here: Delete the numpy-1.0.4/build directory after every build attempt.  Doing “python …

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Found a bunch of templates

I use XFCE as my window manager, with Thunar as my file manager.  Thunar has always had this “Create Document -> from template” entry in the File menu, but it didn’t come with any templates.  I finally went looking for some templates, and found a good collection at stalefries.  Just unpack the archive in a …

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