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shapes(1) User Commands shapes(1)


shapes - generates various shapes for Gerris.



SHAPE can be one of: ellipse, star, 4ellipses, square, almgren, channel, half-cylinder, rayleigh-taylor, FILE.


This manual page documents briefly the shapes command.


These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below.

Shape file contains z coordinate.
Set number of points for polar surfaces (default is 100).
Generate open surfaces.
Set inner radius for star to R (default is 0.15).
Ratio x/y of the ellipse (default is 1).
Display surface statistics.
Display the help and exit.


shapes was written by Stephane Popinet <>.

This manual page was written by Ruben Molina <>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).

August 9, 2008