[Users] reading/using HDF5 chunked 3D output in VisiT?

Bernard Kelly physicsbeany at gmail.com
Sat Jun 21 10:30:20 CDT 2014

Thanks, Roland. So resistance is futile, then?

We'll have to take a closer look at the resulting data, which appeared to
be trivial at first glance.

This means that taking the time to output unchunked 3D HDF5 data from
Carpet is doubly stupid ...


On 21 June 2014 11:26, Roland Haas <roland.haas at physics.gatech.edu> wrote:

> Hello Bernard,
> > I saw that VisiT wanted to open all the files as a single "database" by
> > default, but I explicitly told it *not* to do this. Perhaps it disobeyed
> me
> > and did it anyway? The impression I had was that the database assumed the
> > different files were a time series rather than a collection of 3D patches
> > of a single time level.
> The CarpetHDF5 VisIt plugin contains explicit code to ignore VisIt's
> attempts to treat file_0.h5 file_1.h5 etc as a time series and will
> always behave (at least in the current version) as if only file_0 was
> given. It will then behave as Bruno described and on its own seek out
> file_1 file_2 etc.
> I am not even sure if you can open just file_1 or if it will
> automatically revert to opening all files. You'd have to physically move
> file_0 etc out of the way to test how it behaves when opening file_1
> alone I think.
> Yours,
> Roland
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