[Gmsh] Questions on 4.1 format

Max Orok morok at mevex.com
Mon Mar 30 18:24:37 CEST 2020

Hi Paul,

There's a discussion on the new format here that might be helpful:

On Mon, Mar 30, 2020 at 11:02 AM paul francedixhuit <paul18fr at gmail.com>

> Hi All
> I'm currently having a look to the new 4.1 gmsh format.
> Compared to the previous 2.2 legacy one:
>    - I guess *$Nodes* and *$Elements* for example use now blocs (or it
>    has been splitted in blocs) in order to take advantages of parallelization,
>    hasn't it?
>    - *$Entities* and *$PhysicalNames* are used to define specific groups
>    of elements to apply on specific features (typically sub-parts)
> Nonetheless concerning *$NodeData* (and *$ElementNodeData*), I've not
> tested it so far but I feel the structure remains identical to the 2.2 one:
> am I right? if so I can imagine improvements will be provided in a next
> future, won't be?
> The next steps will be to use it through the Python API 😊
> Bye
> Paul
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Max Orok
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