[Gmsh] postprocessing

Christophe Geuzaine cgeuzaine at ulg.ac.be
Wed Nov 19 09:36:06 CET 2008

Umut Tabak wrote:
> Dear Gmsh experts,
> I have some questions on postprocessing.
> I  tried the  simple  example example on page 150 of the manual to see 
> its effect and learn from that however I had a problem on the first try. 
> I used the command line for this operation
> gmsh test1.msh
> which gave no result. I then kept on reading from the manual, I read 
> that the post processing and geometry info, go in hand to hand, which is 
> reasonable ;-)

Hi Umut - you cannot add comments in .msh files! (I've added a note in 
the doc to make this clear.)

cf. attached file.

> Then I created a simple geometry file to create this mesh(in the 
> attachments), then tried to merge these two from the graphical user 
> interface but there is still no success out of that operation as well. 
> Strangely, the example given on page 150 is a truncated version of the 
> "view5.msh" given in the tutorial directory, without the multistep view 
> geometry views. When I run this tutorial file, the mentioned lines 
> commented, I can get  color map for the simple mesh(without any geometry 
> includes on which I am confused).
> But on my simple example I could not get this which is a bit strange for 
> me(most probably there is sth. I am missing conceptually from the manual 
> and examples).
> Some clarification on this issue would be wonderful.
> Best,
> Umut
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Prof. Christophe Geuzaine
University of Liege, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
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