2. Working with Databases

In this chapter, we will discuss how to work with databases in VisIt. A database can be either a set of files on disk or a running simulation. You can manage both types of databases using the same VisIt windows. First we’ll learn about Supported File Types, then the File Open Window which allows you to browse the local system or a remote host to find your files. Next, we’ll learn how to open databases for visualization using the Sources Pane. After that we’ll learn how to control animation in the Time Pane before learning how to examine information about a database using the File Information Window.