# Post-processing

A CAC simulation outputs a lot of files, most of which are dump.* and *.vtk files that can be visualized and analyzed using OVITO, ParaView, and a data analyzer, respectively. As of June 2017, the latest versions of the first two software, OVITO 2.8.2 and ParaView 5.4, are compatiable with the CAC results.

The stress-strain curve and the simulation step-temperature curve can be plotted by processing the stress_strain and temperature files, respectively, using common graphing software such as MATLAB, Octave, Origin, SigmaPlot, and gnuplot.