PLOTTER: A Scientific Visualisation Tool
PLOTTER is the one of the main scientific visualisation tool used within the Applied Modelling and Computation group (along with MayaVi). It is used extensively in producing plots for both radiation transport purposes (EVENT) and computational fluid dynamics (Fluidity and FETCH).
PLOTTER is used to plot meshes, scalar fluxes, as well as reconstructing angular fluxes for radiation transport. For CFD it can plot various field quantities including velocity components, temperature, volume fraction and velocity vectors. It includes the ability to perform operations on fields to create new fields, for example, adding or differentiating fields, or taking the norm of vector fields, to produce new quantities, such as vorticity.
PLOTTER can also be used to produce both time-dependent radiation transport and CFD animations. PLOTTER was written and is maintained by Adrian Umpleby and utilises the UNIRAS graphics library to render the images.