[Gmsh] Notation Differences Between gmsh and getdp

Christophe Geuzaine Christophe.Geuzaine at ulg.ac.be
Wed Sep 5 09:46:05 CEST 2001

Alan Bromborsky wrote:
> It it advantageous to be able to keep the dimensions associated with a
> particular problem geometry in gmsh and getdp in a single file in which
> critical system dimensions can be calculated from a few parameters
> (usually lengths associated with components such as permanent magnets,
> cores, coils, etc.).  The problem is that the notation for built in
> fuctions is not the same in gmsh and getdp.  For example in gmsh we have
> Sqrt(x) and in getdp Sqrt[x] so that the same include file cannot be
> used in both programs.  Note that used for such include files in getdp
> are to define the inner and outer radii of a terminating boundry shell
> or to calculate coil areas required for the calculation of inductance
> and other associated postoperation outputs.  Is there away around this
> inconsistentcy or do I have to write a preprocessor that will remove all
> function references (evaluate the functions) from my include file(s)?

This is a good idea. I'll add an alternative built-in function syntax in
the next version of gmsh to allow the use of functions with brackets.


Christophe Geuzaine

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