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A flexible modelling environment for hard engineering and science problems.

ASCEND IV is an object-oriented mathematical modeling environment, with similar functionality to programs such as GAMS, AMPL, Aspen, or Dymola. If can be used to solve difficult non-linear systems of equations and to plot dynamic behaviour of such systems. Although ASCEND has primarily been developed by Chemical Engineers, great care has been exercised to assure that it is domain independent. ASCEND can support modeling activities in fields from Architecture to (computational) Zoology.



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Ted Teah

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18 September 2006

Leaders and contributors

Jerry St Clair Contributor
John Pye Maintainer
John Pye Contributor
Art Westerberg & many others Contributor

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Bug TrackingVCS Repository Webview
DeveloperVCS Repository Webview

Software prerequisites

Required to useNumarray
Required to usePyGTK
Weak prerequisiteIPython
Weak prerequisitematplotlib
Required to buildScons
Required to usePython
Required to buildYacc
Required to useGTK+
Required to buildGCC
Source requirementGlade
Required to useMatplotlib
Weak prerequisitexgraph
Weak prerequisitetktable
Required to useTcl/Tk
Required to buildLex
Required to buildSWIG


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