Annotate non-symmetric second order tensors with components XX, YY, ...

ParaView automatically labels data components with X, Y, Z for vectors, and with XX, YY, ZZ, XY, YZ, XZ for 2nd order tensors (length-6 vectors in the VTK file), see screenshot:

I wonder why this is not implemented also for non-symmetric tensors (length-9 vectors in the VTK file)? Currently those components are just enumerated 0-8 instead:

Example VTK file:
test_tensors.vtu (5.1 KB)

Because it was not implemented, that seems easy to add though.

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Right, was wondering if it was a conscious choice to exclude it. I will try to submit a patch.