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Langue: en

Version: 254460 (debian - 07/07/09)

Section: 1 (Commandes utilisateur)

BSD mandoc

NAME evolver

- The Surface Evolver, minimize energy of a surface


[-adehimqwxy [-f file [-pN [datafile  

DESCRIPTION The Surface Evolver is a program that minimizes the energy of a triangulated

] ] ] ] surface according to designated energies and constraints. This man page only documents command line options and environment variables. The full package and documentation are available at

Command line options:

Text file defining a surface. If omitted, you will be prompted.
Autoconvert to named quantities when needed (default is on); use "-a-" to deactivate autoconversion.
Begin with parser debugging on (equivalent to "debug" runtime command). Beware of copious output.
Echo stdin to stdout; meant for testing piped input.
-f file
After loading datafile, read commands from file , then command line prompt.
Print help for command line options.
Preserve datafile numbers for element id's, rather than renumbering.
Begin with memory debugging on (equivalent to "memdebug" runtime command). Beware of copious output.
Run with N concurrent processes.
Convert to named quantities at start (equivalent to "convert_to_quantities" runtime command).
Suppress echoing of "read" section of datafile, and other files read in.
Exit immediately after any warning or error message; meant for batch runs.
Exit immediately after any error message; meant for batch runs.
Break to user prompt after any warning message.


Colon-separated list of paths automatically searched for datafiles, included files, or help documentation.


See manual224.pdf in the Evolver distribution, browse evolver.htm in the doc subdirectory of the distribution, or browse the documentation on-line at


The Surface Evolver home page is


Send bug reports to Please include the datafile and exact instructions for reproducing the problem.
> Oui.... je sais mais je trouve que rien ne remplace le C ;-)
Comme rien ne remplace l'assembleur hein :p
-+- OM sur debian-french: "L'assembleur, parce que je le vaux bien" -+-