DOLFIN is the computational backend of FEniCS and implements the FEniCS Problem Solving Environment in Python and C++.
To build DOLFIN, run:
mkdir build cd build cmake .. make install
For detailed instructions, see the file INSTALL.
Documentation can be viewed at http://fenics-dolfin.readthedocs.org/.
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 <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.
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
We use Atlassian Bamboo to perform automatic testing at http://magpie.bpi.cam.ac.uk:8085