property MultiBlockPlot3DReader.preserve_intermediate_functions[source]#

When True (default), intermediate computed quantities will be preserved.

For example, if VelocityMagnitude is enabled, but not Velocity, the reader still needs to compute Velocity. If preserve_intermediate_functions is False, then the output will not have Velocity array, only the requested VelocityMagnitude.

This is useful to avoid using up memory for arrays that are not relevant for the analysis.