ParaView is flexible enough to work with data from many areas of computational science. In fact, the standard desktop application can read well over 100 different file formats that cover a wide range of application domains. ParaView is especially well suited to scientific areas that use techniques like the finite element, finite volume, and point set methods. Typically these techniques are applied to compute results on entities that are embedded in a three-dimensional space that we might see and recognize as shapes in the real world. ParaView inherits VTK’s data model, which is extensible but tailored primarily to this type of data. If a reader exists for a scientific data set or it can otherwise be translated into one of VTK’s data structures, ParaView will let you to view and analyze it easily.