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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.


Manual at


LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:GPLv2Ted Teah18 September 2006

Leaders and contributors

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

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Bug TrackingVCS Repository Webview
DeveloperVCS Repository Webview

Software prerequisites

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

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 26 December 2016.


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