Extensible Simulation Package for Soft Matter Research
ESPResSo Code documentation

This is the code documentation of ESPResSo. It is primarily intended for people that want to extend or just understand the C-code of ESPResSo.

If you just have obtained a release of ESPResSo, and you are looking for documentation on how to use ESPResSo, you might first want to have a look at the User's Guide, which is to be found in doc/ug/ug.pdf in the ESPResSo release.

If you want to start developing code for ESPResSo, you might first want to have a look at the Developer's Guide (DG). You can find the most recent version of the DG at the ESPResSo homepage. The DG explains

  • how to obtain the development code
  • what tools are required to develop the code
  • how to get your modifications into the main code repository
  • how the documentation is updated

Entry points to the C-code

The script is interpreted on one node, the master node, whereas the other nodes wait for the master node to issue specific actions, i. e. a client-server model is utilized. More details can be found in communication.hpp. During the actual integration, however, the communication is done synchronously. For more details see integrate.cpp.

and License of the Code Documentation

Copyright (C) 2010-2018 The ESPResSo project Copyright (C) 2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010 Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research, Theory Group

This file is part of ESPResSo.

ESPResSo is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

ESPResSo is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.