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GetDP - a General environment for the treatment of Discrete Problems


getdp-sparskit [file] [options]


GetDP is a general finite element solver using mixed elements to discretize de Rham-type complexes in one, two and three dimensions. The main feature of GetDP is the closeness between the input data defining discrete problems (written by the user in ASCII data files) and the symbolic mathematical expressions of these problems.

GetDP is a command-line program. See Gmsh for a graphical front-end.

getdp-sparskit is GetDP version compiled with sparskit support.


This man page does not describe the syntax of the input files: you should refer to the info documentation for this (e.g. with info getdp). Up-to-date versions of the manual in various formats are available at


Patrick Dular (patrick.dular at and Christophe Geuzaine (cgeuzaine at See the documentation for a comprehensive list of contributors.


getdp(1), gmsh(1), GetDP examples (/usr/share/doc/getdp-*/), GetDP homepage (

The full documentation for GetDP is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and getdp programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info getdp

should give you access to the complete manual.

July 10 2008 4th Berkeley Distribution