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evolver — The Surface Evolver, minimize energy of a surface


evolver [-adehimqwxy] [-f file] [-pN] [datafile]


The Surface Evolver is a program that minimizes the energy of a triangulated surface
according to designated energies and constraints. This man page only documents command line
options and environment variables. The full package and documentation are available at

Command line options:

Text file defining a surface. If omitted, you will be prompted.

-a Autoconvert to named quantities when needed (default is on); use "-a-" to
deactivate autoconversion.

-d Begin with parser debugging on (equivalent to "debug" runtime command). Beware of
copious output.

-e Echo stdin to stdout; meant for testing piped input.

-f file After loading datafile, read commands from file, then command line prompt.

-h Print help for command line options.

-i Preserve datafile numbers for element id's, rather than renumbering.

-m Begin with memory debugging on (equivalent to "memdebug" runtime command). Beware
of copious output.

-pN Run with N concurrent processes.

-q Convert to named quantities at start (equivalent to "convert_to_quantities" runtime

-Q Suppress echoing of "read" section of datafile, and other files read in.

-w Exit immediately after any warning or error message; meant for batch runs.

-x Exit immediately after any error message; meant for batch runs.

-y Break to user prompt after any warning message.


EVOLVERPATH Colon-separated list of paths automatically searched for datafiles, included
files, or help documentation.


See manual224.pdf in the Evolver distribution, browse evolver.htm in the doc subdirectory of
the distribution, or browse the documentation on-line at


The Surface Evolver home page is http://www.susqu.edu/brakke/evolver.

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