[petsc-dev] XDMF viewers

Jed Brown jedbrown at mcs.anl.gov
Sat Dec 3 14:00:32 CST 2011

On Sat, Dec 3, 2011 at 13:41, Matthew Knepley <knepley at gmail.com> wrote:

> There is a working XDMF viewer in
> http://geodynamics.org/cig/software/pylith but I have not moved it over
> yet. Jed maintains that the appended binary is better.

I don't have a problem with XDMF, but you need HDF5 to use it. Appended
binary has many stupid limitations, not least of which is that you can't
write anything into the file until you have everything that you will write
into the file (or pick some arbitrary maximum size for the header). At
least HDF5 manages that for you.
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