Spreadsheet and histogram view
ParaView can visualize data in a spreadsheet view. The spreadsheet view can be configured to show all data, or only selected data. you can also select a row in the spreadsheet view and it will be selected in the 3d view.
You can also show your data as a histogram. This will show you how many cells have different attributes.
Highlight the can window, and Select Cell on the can.
In the upper right window, select Spreadsheet View.
Select the Show Only Selected Elements check box (next to Precision).
Note that the Spreadsheet can now be sorted - including in parallel.
Select a different cell on the can.
Highlight the lower right window.
We want magnitude of the DISPL vector.
Calculator. Formula → mag(DISPL). Result → MagDispl.
Filters→Data Analysis→Histogram. Apply.
Change Select Input Array to MagDispl. Apply.
Animate forward in time one step at a time.
If desired, freeze the X and Y axis in the Properties tab using Axis Use Custom Range