FEniCS Project

This is experimental documentation for the FEniCS Project. This version of the documentation on Read the Docs is under development.

FEniCS is a collection of inter-operating modules. Links to the documentation for each module are listed below. For end-users, the DOLFIN and UFL documentation is most relevant.


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Debian/Ubuntu packages

FEniCS is available as a package for Debian and Ubuntu [1] in the official repositories. If you are using Ubuntu, we recommend the Ubuntu PPA.

Ubuntu PPA

The Ubuntu Personal Package Archives (PPA) version is the latest release of FEniCS. To install FEniCS from the Ubuntu PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fenics-packages/fenics
sudo apt-get update

Official Debian/Ubuntu repositories

The version of FEniCS in the Debian/Ubuntu repositories [1] is not always the most recent FEniCS release. To install FEniCS from the official Debian/Ubuntu repositories:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install fenics
[1](1, 2) mshr is not available from official Debian and Ubuntu repositories.

Containers/Docker (Linux, macOS and Windows - 64 bit)

A collection of Docker containers for FEniCS are available. To get started, install Docker, and then run

docker run -ti -v $(pwd):/home/fenics/shared -w /home/fenics/shared quay.io/fenicsproject/stable:current

A helper script is also available. Run the command:

curl -s https://get.fenicsproject.org | bash

To run the FEniCS Docker image, use the command fenicsproject run. For more options and features, see fenicsproject help.

For detailed instruction on the Docker containers and background, a see http://fenics-containers.readthedocs.org/en/latest/ for how to run FEniCS inside a container.

Conda (Linux and macOS - 64 bit)

To install the latest FEniCS release from using conda:

conda install -c conda-forge fenics

To install a development snapshot:

conda install -c conda-forge/label/prerelease -c conda-forge fenics

The packages are part of conda forge (see https://anaconda.org/conda-forge/fenics), and the recipes are maintained at https://github.com/conda-forge/fenics-feedstock/.


Conda support is experimental and subject to changes.

Documentation build status

Main Documentation Status
DOLFIN Documentation Status
FFC Documentation Status
UFL Documentation Status
FIAT Documentation Status
Instant Documentation Status
Dijitso Documentation Status

Source code

Source code for FEniCS is hosted on bitbucket.org: