Code_Aster Open Source version stable (11.6) and testing (12.2) available for download

11 June 2014

The new versions of Code_Aster Open source, Code_Aster stable (11.6) and Code_Aster testing (12.2) are available for download.

The version 11.6 contains only bugfixes. Improvements have also been added in the version 12.2

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 1.13.4 (Aster’s launching graphical user interface), eficas 7.4.0 (graphical editor for command files), Homard 10.6 (a mesh refining and unrefining tool), the med 3.0.7 library (exchange of meshes and fields with third codes), metis 4.0.3 (renumbering tool), mumps 4.10.0 (direct solver), etc.


  • A recent version of Python (2.6 or 2.7) with the numpy module
  • A Fortran compiler
  • A C/C++ compiler

Please read the README file before the installation, then

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

We advise you to use Intel compilers if the latter are available for Code_Aster, Mumps, and Metis. Use GNU compilers for other embedded devices.