[SciPy-Dev] ANN: SfePy 2010.1

Robert Cimrman cimrman3@ntc.zcu...
Mon Mar 1 11:20:36 CST 2010


I am pleased to announce release 2010.1 of SfePy.

Description
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SfePy (simple finite elements in Python) is a software for solving systems of 
coupled partial differential equations by the finite element method. The code 
is based on NumPy and SciPy packages. It is distributed under the new BSD license.

Mailing lists, issue tracking, git repository: http://sfepy.org
Home page: http://sfepy.kme.zcu.cz

Documentation: http://docs.sfepy.org/doc

Contributors to this release: Vladimír Lukeš, Logan Sorenson.

Highlights of this release
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- new sphinx-based documentation
- refactoring of base functions (polynomial spaces) and element geometry 
description
- interpolation between different meshes
- terms for describing perfusion and active fibres in the total Lagrangian 
formulation (applicable, for example, to active muscle tissue models)

Major improvements
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Apart from many bug-fixes, let us mention:
- data probing:
   - automatic refinement of probe points, speed-up
- postprocessing and visualization:
   - VTK source construction for any format supported by MeshIO classes:
     - this means displaying meshes in formats Mayavi knows nothing about
- graphical logging:
   - support logging to a text file, vertical line plot, allow several Log 
instances
- new examples:
   - application of the theory of homogenization to elasticity
   - perfusion, active fibres
- new tests and many new terms

For more information on this release, see
http://sfepy.googlecode.com/svn/web/releases/2010.1_RELEASE_NOTES.txt
(full release notes, rather long).

Best regards,
Robert Cimrman


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