What's Up in NEMO
Ideas.....but also things we're working on
Currently working on
- python support
- switch the default matrix definition from C based to Fortran based, to better match
FITS I/O. There is a branch MATDEF (from CVS times) where this is developed.
- migration to a Linux Standards Base (LSB), to simplify running binary
distributions of NEMO [no recent actions]
- moving from MAKE to CMAKE? [jcl]
- code conversions:
- proper prototype usage to aid compilation with -DSINGLEPREC and
using the g++ compiler instead of gcc compiler
- Random I/O:
- Adding some new integrators: Sellwood's GALAXY, Aarseth's
NBODY1 and NBODY2.
- although all -DSINGLEPREC is now supposed to work, some minor
cleanup may be needed, in particular the proc's. Perhaps
use new typedef's for prototyped versions. Sometimes one can
get by with only a helper typedef in the actual code where
the (*proc)() is called. [see e.g. contour.c]
- shared libraries. Works for linux, but formal installation
not supported yet. The current install works for mac as well.
- A nearly completely rewritten command line user interface
Also fixed many small bugs. The main new features will be:
- new argv= system keyword. To allow hackers to bypass some
of the restrictions os a static program keyword list. One
obvious example is a resource list for X windows yapp
drivers (although yapp= should be used for this primarely)
- keywords can be used in minimum matched mode, but a warning
will be given for each minimum match that gets expanded.
- if keywords have not been used, and a debug level is given,
the user will be warned about this.
- a tcl interface, although by default this is not compiled
- Planned upgrades:
- automatic selection of yapp's during installation [done]
- default hdf support
- add cmhog/hdfgrid support
- add some more potentials, e.g. athan92, piner94
- tcl/tk support for genscript's
- better mapsys support
- Sellwood's N-body integrator
- add NEMOXLIB, NEMOXINC environment variables for X windows
- starlab support
- velfit support needs to include diskfit now
- supplying all manual pages for the kernel routines
- orbname, orbwood - orbit classification and spectral dynamics
- snapfit - best fit 6D snapshot to a 3D data cube
- yapp_x - generic X windows device (Patrick Frisch' contribution)
- nbody0, nbody1, nbody2, nbody5 - interfaces
- snap interface (Luis Aguilar)
- tabview - dynamic table queries
- serial snapshot processing. This is primarely usefull for 'small'
memory (slow?) machines where as snapshot is broken up in pieces
(see e.g. snapsplit or
and processed independantly. Useful
for Monte-Carlo simulations.
- WWW [now via github pages in $NEMO/docs]
Considering work on
- yapp_generic - binds multiple yapp's into one (cf. yapp_pgplot),
in particular for yapp_x and yapp_ps
- tk interface ala Khoros/Cantata and Mirtool [abandoned]
- using GNU make (gmake). This would (eventually) make it impossible
to install NEMO without gmake. It would become part of the
installation procedure. [note CMAKE query]
- better image data-structure, e.g. allowing dynamic typing, and
better random access for big images/cubes.
- support for non-homogenous snapshots (e.g. SPH, Tipsy "3S")
- stripping kernel routines in favor of a more generic library, such
as glib (part of GTK+).
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