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Development, Library, Visualization


The Visualization Toolkit (VTK) is an open-source, freely available software system for 3D computer graphics, image processing, and visualization. It consists of a C++ class library and several interpreted interface layers including Tcl/Tk, Java, and Python. VTK supports a wide variety of visualization algorithms including scalar, vector, tensor, texture, and volumetric methods, as well as advanced modeling techniques such as implicit modeling, polygon reduction, mesh smoothing, cutting, contouring, and Delaunay triangulation. VTK has an extensive information visualization framework and a suite of 3D interaction widgets. The toolkit supports parallel processing and integrates with various databases on GUI toolkits such as Qt and Tk.

Available versions (Euler, old software stack)

Legacy versions Supported versions New versions
6.1.0 8.1.1

Environment modules (Euler, old software stack)

Version Module load command Additional modules loaded automatically
6.1.0 module load new gcc/4.8.2 java/1.8.0_31 netcdf/4.3.2 python/2.7.6 qt/4.8.4 vtk/6.1.0 szip/2.1 hdf5/1.8.12 openblas/0.2.13_seq
8.1.1 module load new gcc/4.8.2 open_mpi/1.6.5 java/1.8.0_91 netcdf/4.3.2 python/3.6.1 qt/5.8.0 vtk/8.1.1 szip/2.1 hdf5/1.8.12 openblas/0.2.13_seq

License information

BSD license