[vtkusers] performance reading large data sets

Cory Quammen cory.quammen at kitware.com
Mon Sep 21 13:53:09 EDT 2015


If you are currently reading ASCII VTK files, you will get a huge
improvement in reading performance if you switch to reading binary VTK
files. You'll have to convert your ASCII files at least once, or change how
you are writing VTK files if you are writing them yourself.

- Cory

On Mon, Sep 21, 2015 at 1:42 PM, Michael Arneson <
michael.arneson at geotoolkit.net> wrote:

> my VTK was comiled in debug mode. Changing it to release mode did improve
> performance. Now it takes 5 minutes to read in the file.
> Is there anything else I can do to improve performance for loading in large
> files?
> Right now I am just building my vtk with the default options and
> Thanks
> Michael
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Cory Quammen
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Kitware, Inc.
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