[vtkusers] [Paraview] (no subject)

Dan Lipsa dan.lipsa at kitware.com
Fri Aug 14 11:56:47 EDT 2015

Here is the bug I filed for this:


On Fri, Aug 7, 2015 at 12:39 PM, Dan Lipsa <dan.lipsa at kitware.com> wrote:

> Raphael,
> In talking to Dave, it seems that indeed you have found a bug in the
> writer (and in the specification). It does not seem to be a way to save
> field data unless your dataset is of type FIELD (a collection of arrays).
> The arrays attached to POINT_DATA (or CELL_DATA) which are designated as
> FIELD have to have the same number of tuples as the points (or cells). The
> terminology is kind of confusing as well. Would you mind filing a bug
> report. Thanks,
> Dan
> On Fri, Aug 7, 2015 at 10:16 AM Dan Lipsa <dan.lipsa at kitware.com> wrote:
>> Hi Raphael,
>> On Fri, Aug 7, 2015 at 5:02 AM Schubert, Raphael <
>> raphael.schubert at iwm.fraunhofer.de> wrote:
>>> The way I understand the file format specification it should be illegal
>>> to define a FIELD dataset in addition to, e.g, STRUCTURED_POINTS, as I can
>>> find it neither explicitly allowed (there is only mention of one dataset
>>> per file) nor presented in an example. It therefore seems like an
>>> accidental feature in vtk that I can actually read back the produced files.
>> A FIELD dataset is a way to specify data without topological or
>> geometrical structure. One can also define FIELD arrays after CELL_DATA or
>> POINT_DATA for a dataset. Look at the first example on page 7. In the
>> CELL_DATA section there is a field arrays.
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