Glossary

Dolfin

DOLFIN is a C++/Python library that functions as the main user interface of FEniCS. http://fenics.readthedocs.io/projects/dolfin/en/latest/

FEniCS

FEniCS is a open-source computing platform solving partial differential equations. https://fenicsproject.org

GCC

The GNU Compiler Collection (GCC). Default compiler for most linux systems. The Windows port is MinGW See: http://gcc.gnu.org/

GIMLi

The eponymous software package. See About pyGIMLi

pyGIMLi

The eponymous software package. See sec:pygimliapi

libGIMLi

The eponymous software package. See About pyGIMLi

Gmsh

Gmsh: a three-dimensional finite element mesh generator with built-in pre- and post-processing facilities [GR09] http://gmsh.info/. See: pygimli.meshtools.mesh.readGmsh()

BERT

Boundless electrical resistivity tomography http://www.resistivity.net/

IPython

An improved Python shell that integrates nicely with Matplotlib. See http://ipython.org/.

Matplotlib

Matplotlib Python package displays publication quality results. It displays both 1D X-Y type plots and 2D contour plots for structured and unstructured data. It works on all common platforms and produces publication quality hard copies. http://matplotlib.org

MinGW

MinGW, a contraction of “Minimalist GNU for Windows”, is a minimalist development environment for native Microsoft Windows applications. See: http://www.mingw.org/

MSYS

MSYS, a contraction of “Minimal SYStem”, is a Bourne Shell command line interpreter system. Offered as an alternative to Microsoft’s cmd.exe, this provides a general purpose command line environment, which is particularly suited to use with MinGW, for porting of many Open Source applications to the MS-Windows platform. See: http://www.mingw.org/

NumPy

NumPy is the fundamental package for scientific computing in Python. It is a Python library that provides a multidimensional array object and various functionalities related to it. https://docs.scipy.org/doc/numpy/

Paraview

Is an open-source, multi-platform data analysis and visualization application. See: http://paraview.org/

Python

The programming language that pyGIMLi (and your scripts) are written in. See: https://www.python.org/

Pylab

Meta-package importing several core packages such as NumPy, SciPy, Matplotlib, etc. into a single namespace. This is usually not recommended due to possible name conflicts but provides a quick way to get MATLAB-like functionality.

PyVista

3D visualization tool based on VTK: https://www.pyvista.org

SciPy

Scientific Computing Tools for Python - Open-source library with many numerical routines but the term is often used as a synonym for the scientific python community, several conferences, and the SciPy Stack, i.e. a set of core packages. https://scipy.org/about.html

Sphinx

The tools used to generate the GIMLi documentation. See: http://sphinx-doc.org

STL

Unstructured triangulated surface file format native to the “stereolithography” CAD software created by 3D Systems. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STL_%28file_format%29

SuiteSparse

SuiteSparse is a single archive that contains packages for solving large sparse problems using Sparse Cholesky factorization. http://faculty.cse.tamu.edu/davis/suitesparse.html

Triangle

A Two-Dimensional Quality Mesh Generator and Delaunay Triangulator. [She96] http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~quake/triangle.html See: pygimli.meshtools.mesh.readTriangle()

Tetgen

A Quality Tetrahedral Mesh Generator and a 3D Delaunay Triangulator. [Si15] http://tetgen.org/ See: pygimli.meshtools.mesh.readTetgen()