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

Redistribute data for load balancing. The filter either computes the bounding boxes, or uses a provided collection of bounding boxes, for distributing the data. Cells along partition boundaries can be uniquely assigned to a partition, duplicated among partitions, or split among the partitions. The output is an unstructured grid.

Data Descriptors


This property determines how cells that lie on processor boundaries are handled. The “Assign to one region” option assigns each boundary cell to exactly one process, which is useful for isosurfacing. Selecting “Assign to all regions” causes the cells on the boundaries to be copied to each process that shares that boundary. The “Split cells” option breaks cells across process boundary lines so that pieces of the cell lie in different processes. This option is useful for volume rendering.


Retains some helper arrays created for generating global cell Ids and ghost cells that are useful for debugging.


Generate global Ids for all cells across partitions.



When checked, for datasets with multiple blocks, the filter will try to load balance across all blocks otherwise each block is separately load balanced.


Specify the number of partitions to split the dataset into. Set to 0 to indicate that the partitions should match the number of ranks. The value provided is a hint and the actual number of partitions will be equal to the power of 2 greater than or equal to the chosen value.


When unchecked, ranks with more than one partition will merge the partitions into a single vtkUnstructuredGrid. When checked, the partitions are preserved and the output is a vtkPartitionedDataSet.

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