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Meep is a free finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) simulation software package developed at MIT to model electromagnetic systems. It supports distributed-memory parallelism, dispersive and nonlinear materials, PML absorbing boundaries, 1d/2d/3d/cylindrical problems, and arbitrary material and source geometries. It is completely scriptable via either C++ or a Scheme (GNU Guile) interface.


Download version 1.2.1 (stable)
released on 2 April 2014



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GPLv2orlaterTed Teah4 April 2006

Leaders and contributors

Steven G. Johnson Maintainer

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Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Weak prerequisite HDF5
Weak prerequisite BLAS
Weak prerequisite LAPACK
Weak prerequisite Guile
Weak prerequisite libctl
Weak prerequisite MPI
Weak prerequisite Harminv

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 4 April 2006.


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