Clawpack: Building an open source ecosystem for solving hyperbolic PDEs

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Abstract

Clawpack is a software package designed to solve nonlinear hyperbolic partial differential equations using high-resolution finite volume methods based on Riemann solvers and limiters. The package includes a number of variants aimed at different applications and user communities. Clawpack has been actively developed as an open source project for over 20 years. The latest major release, Clawpack 5, introduces a number of new features and changes to the code base and a new development model based on GitHub and Git submodules. This article provides a summary of the most significant changes, the rationale behind some of these changes, and a description of our current development model. Clawpack: building an open source ecosystem for solving hyperbolic PDEs.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Clawpack: Building an open source ecosystem for solving hyperbolic PDEs
Series title PeerJ
DOI 10.7717/peerj-cs.68
Volume 2
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher PeerJ
Contributing office(s) Volcano Science Center
Description e68
Online Only (Y/N) N