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

Reader for IOSS supported data that generates cell grids. This is a distributed reader.

Data Descriptors


Geometric locations can include displacements. When this option is on, the nodal positions are ‘displaced’ by the standard EXODUS displacement vector. If displacements are turned ‘off’, the user can explicitly add them by applying a warp filter.


Specify the selectors for the data assembly chosen using **Assembly** to choose the blocks to extract from the input dataset.


When displacements are being applied, they are scaled by this amount. Set to 1 for no scaling.


Select the edge sets fields / arrays to read.


Select the edge sets to read.


Select the element blocks fields / arrays to read.


Select the element blocks to read.


Select the element sets fields / arrays to read.


Select the element sets to read.


Select the face sets fields / arrays to read.


Select the face sets to read.


Set the character used to separate suffix from the field.


This property specifies the file name for the IOSS reader.


To limit reading a subset of files in spatial file-series, specify a valid range. You may also use **FileStride** to step over files in this range.


Specify the stride to use when reading a subset of files as dictated by the **FileRange**.


When checked, the reader will add a cell array called ‘file_id’ indicate which partitioned file the cell came from.


Set whether the reader should treat numeric suffices for a vector field as vector components of a vtkDataArray. By default, fields with numeric suffices are not grouped into a single vtkDataArray.


Select the edge blocks fields / arrays to read.


Select the node sets fields / arrays to read.


Select the node sets to read.


When set to true (default), the reader will read all files to determine structure of the dataset because some files might have certain blocks that other files don’t have. Set to false if you are sure that all files have the same structure, i.e. same blocks and sets. When set to false, the reader will only read the first file to determine the structure. which is faster than reading all files.


When checked, the reader will read global fields, if available.


When checked, the reader will read ‘ids’ and ‘element_side’ fields, if available.


When checked, the reader will read quality assurance and information records, if available.


This reader can lookup additional related files using pattern matching based on the files provided. This is useful to lookup restarted results, for example. To avoid this behavior, uncheck this property.


Select the side sets fields / arrays to read.


Select the side sets to read.


Select the structured blocks fields / arrays to read.


Select the structured blocks to read.


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