esys User's Guide:
Solving Partial Differential Equations
with Escript and Finley

Lutz Gross et al. (Editor)

Date: March 17, 2010

/Author (Lutz Gross et al (Editor)) /Title (escript User's Guide) /Keywords (escript, PDEs)

Copyright (c) 2003-2010 by University of Queensland
Earth Systems Science Computational Center (ESSCC)
School of Earth Sciences
Primary Business: Queensland, Australia
Licensed under the Open Software License version 3.0

This work is supported by the AuScope National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy, the Queensland State Government and The University of Queensland.


esys.escript is a python-based environment for implementing mathematical models, in particular those based on coupled, non-linear, time-dependent partial differential equations.

It consists of four major components

The current version supports parallelization through both MPI for distributed memory and OpenMP for distributed shared memory.

Please see Chapter [*] for changes to the way to launch esys.escript scripts. For more info on this and other changes from previous releases see Appendix [*].

If you use this software in your research, then we would appreciate (but do not require) a citation. Some relevant references can be found in Appendix [*].