paraview.simple.DecimatePolyline(*input, **params)

Decimate Polyline is a filter to reduce the number of lines in a polyline. The algorithm functions by evaluating an error metric for each vertex (i.e., the distance of the vertex to a line defined from the two vertices on either side of the vertex). Then, these vertices are placed into a priority queue, and those with smaller errors are deleted first. The decimation continues until the target reduction is reached. While the filter will not delete end points, it will decimate closed loops down to a single line, thereby changing topology.

As this filter works on polylines, you may need to call Triangle Strips before calling this filter.

Data Descriptors


This property determines which decimation strategy to use for the poly line decimation.


This property specifies the input to the Decimate Polyline filter.


Set the largest decimation error that is allowed during the decimation process. This may limit the maximum reduction that may be achieved. The maximum error is specified as a fraction of the maximum length of the input data bounding box.


This property specifies the desired reduction in the total number of lines in the output dataset. For example, if the TargetReduction value is 0.9, the Decimate Polyline filter will attempt to produce an output dataset that is 10% the size of the input.

Data Descriptors inherited from Proxy


dictionary for instance variables (if defined)


list of weak references to the object (if defined)


Initialize = aInitialize(self, connection=None, update=True)

Methods inherited from SourceProxy


Called when the filename of a source proxy is changed.


Returns the associated cell data information.

GetDataInformation(self, idx=None)

This method returns a DataInformation wrapper around a vtkPVDataInformation


Returns the associated cell data information.


Returns the associated point data information.

UpdatePipeline(self, time=None)

This method updates the server-side VTK pipeline and the associated data information. Make sure to update a source to validate the output meta-data.


This method updates the meta-data of the server-side VTK pipeline and the associated information properties

__getitem__(self, idx)

Given a slice, int or string, returns the corresponding output port

Methods inherited from Proxy

GetProperty(self, name)

Given a property name, returns the property object.

GetPropertyValue(self, name)

Returns a scalar for properties with 1 elements, the property itself for vectors.

InitializeFromProxy(self, aProxy, update=True)

Constructor. Assigns proxy to self.SMProxy, updates the server object as well as register the proxy in _pyproxies dictionary.


Returns a list of all property names on this proxy.

SetPropertyWithName(self, pname, arg)

Generic method for setting the value of a property.


Destructor. Cleans up all observers as well as remove the proxy from the _pyproxies dictionary

__eq__(self, other)

Returns true if the underlying SMProxies are the same.

__getattr__(self, name)

With the exception of a few overloaded methods, returns the SMProxy method


Return hash(self).

__init__(self, **args)

Default constructor. It can be used to initialize properties by passing keyword arguments where the key is the name of the property. In addition registrationGroup and registrationName (optional) can be specified (as keyword arguments) to automatically register the proxy with the proxy manager.


Creates an iterator for the properties.

__ne__(self, other)

Returns false if the underlying SMProxies are the same.

__setattr__(self, name, value)

Implement setattr(self, name, value).

add_attribute(self, name, value)

For the full list of servermanager proxies, please refer to Available readers, sources, writers, filters and animation cues