What is VIGIE ?

VIGIE (Visualisation Generale Interactive d'Ecoulements) is a software developped at INRIA for comparing the numerical results of simulations in the framework of workshops about hypersonic speed simulation and magnetic filed simulations. The software features powerful tools for the visualisation of numerical results in 1-D, 2-D and 3-D. VIGIE has been developed using X11 and Motif and run under most unices.


Here are some screenshots to demonstrate the main features of VIGIE:

Download the software

The latest version is 1.9.1 and is only available on Linux and Solaris. The source code is also available.

Vigie support :

Binaries for the following architectures are available free of charge from our anonymous ftp server. Here are some direct links to install the software in a few steps:

  1. Download the executable software for your architecture:
  2. Download the X11 resource file [ASCII file] and place it in your X11 resource directory
  3. Download the example data set of the manual [compressed archive]
  4. For a tutorial either download and print, or follow the browsable documentation

We also provide two useful programs which can help you to check the format of your data files.


The VIGIE User Guide has been fully rewritten and is available on-line. It provides a full description of the sofware written as a tutorial, as well as the description of the data formats known to vigie. This manual is available in 2 formats:

A simplified local version of this documentation is available locally.


Before asking a question it may be a good idea to read the online FAQ.
Last modified: Sep 11 18:15:11 MET DST 2002