[vtkusers] The Visualization Toolkit Book

Will Schroeder will.schroeder at kitware.com
Wed Sep 11 06:55:51 EDT 2002

Dear Dean-

The Visualization Toolkit textbook is mostly a theory/textbook book. Not 
only that, it is hard to buy right now because Prentice-Hall has run out of 
them. (The authors are currently in the process of identifying a new 
publisher...it will become available again soon.)

The VTK User's Guide has more information about Python, although it is not 
extensive as you might like. The bulk of the examples in this book are 
written in C++ and Tcl. (There is almost a direct translation between these 
languages and Python, however.)

My recommendation is get the VTK User's Guide and any questions that aren't 
answered there the folks on this list can help you with (and don't forget 
to search the archives).


At 03:21 AM 9/11/2002 -0700, Dean N. Williams wrote:
>Dear VTK Users,
>     I see that there is "The Visualization Toolkit" 2nd Edition book
>     written by Schroeder, Martin, and Lorensen available to new users.
>     It states on the cover, "Build your own applications with C++, Tcl, 
> or Java."
>     I am working at a Python shop! Will this book cover useful applications
>     built with Python as well or do you recommend another VTK book or 
> document
>     which emphasizes VTK and Python?
>     Thanks for any advice.
>Best regards,
>     Dean
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