[vtkusers] Reading XDR data

Andrew Porter Andrew.R.Porter at man.ac.uk
Thu Oct 17 09:10:25 EDT 2002

Hi all,

Has anyone investigated/implemented an XDR reader for vtk?  I've been
looking into it but am hitting difficulties since vtk uses ifstreams and
the XDR library wants a FILE*. One solution would be to replace the array
data in the vtk file with the filename of an associated XDR file. This
would only be apparent to a 'vtkReadXDRData' routine (in analogy with
vtkReadBinaryData).  However, it does of course break the normal vtk
approach of including the header information and data in a single file.

Any thoughts or suggestions gratefully received.


Andrew Porter

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