Jean Zay pre-/post-processing: The VTK library


The VTK library is a group of C++ classes intended for 2D/3D data visualisation and for image processing.

Installed versions

VTK 8.1.2
Links with
NetCDF-4.7.0 mpi


The VTK product may be accessed through the module command. Note that only one version of VTK is available:

$ module avail vtk

Moreover, it can be used in only one environment, mixing gcc/9.1.0 with intel-mpi/19.0.4 as is shown in the output of the display sub-command of module:

$ module display vtk
module-whatis   {The Visualization Toolkit (VTK) is an open-source, freely available software
 system for 3D computer graphics, image processing and visualization.}
prereq          gcc/9.1.0
conflict        vtk
Available software environment(s):
- gcc/9.1.0 intel-mpi/19.0.4
If you want to use this module with another software environment,
please contact the support team.

To use VTK, you just need to load the corresponding module:

$ module load vtk
Loading vtk/8.1.2-mpi
  Loading requirement: gcc/9.1.0 intel-mpi/2019.4
$ module list
Currently Loaded Modulefiles:
 1) gcc/9.1.0   2) intel-mpi/2019.4   3) vtk/8.1.2-mpi