Partial Differential Equation (PDE) Software For Octave
Currently there are only a few packages here. I am planning on
working and developing more as I have time. Please email if you
know of some specific package you would like to see. In addition,
please email me if you know of another package that I have not
included. I'm always interested in learning about other codes
(see the bottom for a list of code I have not been able to
These packages are listed chronologically i.e. when they were
first described in the literature.
In addition, there have been published FORTRAN packages for solving
partial differential equations that I have been unable to find. I
would be interested in trying to convert these packages into core
computational routines that octave could call if I could find out
more information about them. Specifically I would love any
information (especially source code if it exists anywhere) on the
- Parabolic/Hyperbolic One Dimensional Partial Differential Equations (using the numerical method of lines)
- Parabolic/Hyperbolic Two Dimensional Equations
- Two Dimensional Elliptic Equations
- HWSCRT: Solve the Helmholtz or Poisson equation in two dimensions in Cartesian coordinates.
- HWSPLR: Solve the Helmholtz or Poisson equation in polar coordinates. (please me on this if you can!!!)
Also, please bring to my attention any packages I may have over looked.
Schiesser, W. E. A digital simulation system for mixed ordinary/partial differential equation models
Proc. IFAC Sym. Digital Simulation of Continuous Process, Vol. 2 Gyor Hungary,
September 1971, pp. 52-1-52-9
Zellner, M. G. DSS-distributed system simulator.
Ph.D. dissertation, Lehigh Univ.,
Bethlehem, Pa. June 1970
Carver, M. B. FORSIM: A Fortran-oriented simulation package for the
automated solution of partial and ordinary differential equation systems
Rep. AECL-4608, Atomic Energy of Canada, Ltd.
Chalk River, Ont. Canada, 1973
Leaf, G.k., Minkoff, M., Byrne, G. D. Sorensen, D. Bleakney, T., and Saltzman, J.
DISPL: A software package for one and two spatially dimensioned kinetics-diffusion problems
Rep. ANL-77-12, Argonne National Lab., May 1977
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