DOLFIN is the computational backend of FEniCS and implements the FEniCS Problem Solving Environment in Python and C++.

We are currently working on a highly experimental version of DOLFIN at:


To build DOLFIN, run:

mkdir build
cd build
cmake ..
make install

For detailed instructions, see the file INSTALL.


Documentation can be viewed at

Documentation Status

Automated Testing

We use Bitbucket Pipelines and Atlassian Bamboo to perform automated testing.

Bamboo Build Status

Code Coverage

Code coverage reports can be viewed at

Coverage Status


DOLFIN is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

DOLFIN is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Lesser General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License along with DOLFIN. If not, see <>.


For comments and requests, send an email to the FEniCS mailing list:

For questions related to obtaining, building or installing DOLFIN, send an email to the FEniCS support mailing list:

For questions about using DOLFIN, visit the FEniCS Q&A page:

For bug reports, visit the DOLFIN Bitbucket page:


DOLFIN is developed by a group of mathematicians, computational scientists and engineers distributed around the world. A list of authors can be found in the file AUTHORS. For more information about DOLFIN, visit