A high-order finite-difference code for compressible hydrodynamic flows with magnetic fields and particles
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The Pencil Code

The Pencil Code moved to GitHub on 19 April 2015. It was previously hosted at Google Code.

In order to checkout the code with Subversion, use the command

svn checkout https://github.com/pencil-code/pencil-code/trunk pencil-code --username <github-username>

where <github-username> is your GitHub username.

To get started, run one of the samples:

unix>  cd pencil-code
unix>  source sourceme.csh  [or . sourceme.sh]
unix>  cd samples/conv-slab
unix>  mkdir data

To set up the symbolic links and compile the code:

unix>  pc_setupsrc
unix>  pc_build  [ -f /path/to/config/file.conf ]

To create the initial condition and run the code:

unix>  pc_start  [ -f /path/to/config/file.conf ]
unix>  pc_run    [ -f /path/to/config/file.conf ]

See pencil-code/config/hosts/*/*.conf for sample config files. For more details, see the manual in the doc/ directory (also available here).

If you are using bash and you do not want to "source sourceme.sh" on each session, you can insert the following into your .bashrc and/or .bash_profile:

export PENCIL_HOME=$HOME/pencil-code  [or wherever you have the code]
_sourceme_quiet=1; . $PENCIL_HOME/sourceme.sh; unset _sourceme_quiet

If you are using csh insert the following into your .cshrc:

setenv PENCIL_HOME $HOME/pencil-code  [or wherever you have the code]
source $PENCIL_HOME/sourceme.csh