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Bug#734262: ITP: xmds2 -- eXtensible Multi-Dimensional Simulator

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Rafael Laboissiere <rafael@laboissiere.net>

 * Package name    : xmds2
   Version         : 2.1.4
   Upstream Author : Graham Dennis, Andy Ferris, Joe Hope, Michael
                     Hush, Mattias Johnsson, and Gabriel McManus
 * URL             : http://www.xmds.org/
 * License         : GPL2
   Programming Lang: Python
   Description     : eXtensible Multi-Dimensional Simulator

XMDS is a code generator that integrates equations, from Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs) up to stochastic Partial Differential Equations (PDEs). You write them down in human readable form in an XML file, and it goes away and writes and compiles a C++ program that integrates those equations as fast as it can possibly be done in your architecture.

XMDS 2 is a major upgrade rewritten in Python which is faster and far more versatile than previous versions, allowing the efficient integration of almost any initial value problem on regular domains.

Note that a xmds package exists in Debian for version 1. The upstream authors renamed the program to xmds2 in order to allow the co-existence of both versions in the system. They did that because the format of the *.xmds files changed in version 2 and there still may be users around who need version 1. The issue of having both versions packaged in Debian has been discussed in the debian-science mailing list: https://lists.debian.org/debian-science/2014/01/msg00005.html

BTW, the maintainer of the xmds2 package will be the Debian Science Team.

A preliminary version of the Debian package can be built with git-buildpackage from the Git repository at: git://anonscm.debian.org/debian-science/packages/xmds2.git

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