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

Given an input that changes over time, Temporal Smoothing will provide an average of each point and cell data values over a temporal window centered on a requested time step. Because of this, the input’s topology is assumed to not change over time, and so the number and order of its points and cells should stay the same. In order to provide comparable results for different time steps, the temporal window must be the same size. To enforce this the filter clips its input available time steps to allow the full window size to fit. If an out-of-bound time step is requested, the filter will use the closest available time step. Note that updating this filter will trigger upstream updates for each time steps of the window, which could be expensive.

Data Descriptors


Set the input to the Temporal Smoothing filter.


Set the temporal window half width. When requesting a time step, the associated data will be smoothed using this number of time steps before and after it. The resulting window’s width is (halfwidth*2)+1 time steps. This property also influences the number of timesteps produced by the filter to exclude time steps where the full window cannot be applied.


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