ANN: SfePy 2010.1 released

Robert Cimrman robert.cimrman at
Mon Mar 1 18:28:14 CET 2010

I am pleased to announce release 2010.1 of SfePy.


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:
Home page:


Contributors to this release: Vladimír Lukeš, Logan Sorenson.

Highlights of this release
- 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
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
    - this means displaying meshes in formats Mayavi knows nothing
- 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
(full release notes, rather long).

Best regards,
Robert Cimrman

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