A plugin-library for the Simphony framework ( to provide visualization support (using of the CUDS highlevel components.

Build status Test coverage Documentation Status


Simphony-paraview is hosted on github:


  • paraview >= 3.14.1 (official Ubuntu 12.04 package)
  • simphony >= 0.2.0

Optional requirements

To support the documentation built you need the following packages:

Alternative running pip install -r doc_requirements.txt should install the minimum necessary components for the documentation built.


The package requires python 2.7.x, installation is based on setuptools:

# build and install
python install


# build for in-place development
python develop


To run the full test-suite run:

python -m unittest discover


To build the documentation in the doc/build directory run:

python build_sphinx


  • One can use the –help option with a command to see all available options.
  • The documentation will be saved in the ./build directory.


After installation the user should be able to import the paraview visualization plugin module by:

from simphony.visualization import paraview_tools

Known Issues

  • Intermittent segfault when running the test-suite (#22)
  • Pressing a while interacting with a view causes a segfault (#23)
  • An Empty window appears when using the snapshot function (#24)

Directory structure

  • simphony-paraview – Main package code. - core – Utilities and basic conversion tools.
  • examples – Holds examples of visualizing simphony objects with simphony-paraview.
  • doc – Documentation related files:
    • source – Sphinx rst source files
    • build – Documentation build directory, if documentation has been generated using the make script in the doc directory.

User Manual