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SILO file extension - VisIt hydrodynamical numerical simulation data file

What is silo file? How to open silo files?

File type specification:

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The SILO file extension is used for files that contain data structures for hydrodynamical numerical simulations. It is the default format of VisIt program.

The default software associated to silo file type:

VisIt  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Simulation and Computing Initiative (ASCI)

VisIt is a free interactive parallel visualization and graphical analysis tool for viewing scientific data on Unix and PC platforms. Users can quickly generate visualizations from their data, animate them through time, manipulate them, and save the resulting images for presentations.

Help how to open SILO files:

Due the variability and uncertainty of this file type group, there is no general information available, about how to open this various data file format. However most files with extension from this group are usually not meant to be opened or viewed directly. If there are associated applications or programs listed below the extension description, you can always try to check their website for additional informations on their forums or other type of customer support.

For general information try to look at:
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How to convert file with extension SILO:

Due the variability and uncertainty of this file type group, there is no general information available, about how to convert this various data file format. However most files with extension from this group are usually not in formats, which can be converted. If there are associated applications or programs listed below the extension description, you can always try to check their website for additional informations on their forums or other type of customer support.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .silo file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open silo file, edit silo file, convert silo file, view silo file, play silo file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

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Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with silo file - VisIt hydrodynamical numerical simulation data file

Click on the software link for more information about VisIt. VisIt uses silo file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).

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