Naming of versions

  • stable : This is the version qualified by EDF for its studies and its research projects. The Quality chart refers to that version. That version is currently identified as 12.6. It is updated every six months.
  • stable-updates : This refers to the intermediate states between two stable versions. They contain only bug fixes and is updated each month. These updates are numbered as 12.6.x.
  • testing : That version is a frozen state of the unstable version. Currently, it is the 13.2 and it is updated every six months.
  • unstable : This version is weekly updated with the new features and bug fixes. That refers to the updates numbered 13.2.x.

Available versions

Version name
Version number
Code_Aster stable aster-full-src-12.6.0-4.noarch.tar.gz 12.6 16 juin 2016 273 MB 1603b6f94fdbdec2977b2e864b3b0f4a
Code_Aster testing aster-full-src-13.2.0-1.noarch.tar.gz 13.2 16 juin 2016 283 MB 0d9b0cf254f5378561488c65488624a8

The new versions of code_aster open-source, code_aster stable (12.6) and code_aster testing (13.2) are available for download.

The version 12.6 contains only bugfixes. Improvements have also been added in the version 13.2.

The distribution format remains identical: a unique archive contains code_aster and all other additional tools in the form of source code.

Apart from code_aster you will find the latest available updates: astk 1.13.8 (Aster’s GUI for calculation management), Eficas 2016.0 (graphical editor for command files), Homard 11.7 (a mesh refining tool), the med 3.2.0 library (exchange of meshes and fields with third-party codes), metis 5.1.0 (4.0.3 for stable) (reordering tool), mumps 5.0.1 (4.10.0 for stable) (linear solver), etc.

In addition, as for the previous version, code_aster 12.6 & 13.2 incorporate an interface to MFront, a constitutive law generator developed by CEA and EDF. The packaged version is MFront 2.0.3.

The prerequisites needed for compilation are detailed on this page.

Please read the README file included in the package before the installation, then

python setup.py install --prefix=/opt/aster