Preprocessing simulation data¶

Before Vis-Tools can provide a visualization for a simulation’s data, a preprocessing step is required. The purpose of this preprocessing step is:

  • To establish the data ranges for various simulation outputs.
  • To distill overlarge node information into a form that uses less memory for consumption by the HTML visualization client.
  • To provide a way to customize what is included in the visualization, bindings between visual parameters and simulation data, and styling.

The output of the preprocessing script is a visset file. The visset file contains a subset of the information about the nodes in your simulation along with links to other related files. The visset file drives the Vis-Tools visualization client HTML.

The section describes the preprocessing cycle involved in using Vis-Tools, the preprocessing classes available to use, and the structure of the preprocessing script.