Daniel Arndt - Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing
Daniel Arndt


Dr. Daniel Arndt
Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR)
Im Neuenheimer Feld 205
Room 1.412
69120 Heidelberg
Tel: +49 (0)6221-54 14538
E-Mail http://www.mathsim.eu/~darndt

Setting up deal.II
You can either use your local operating system or simulate one using a virtual box.
Use a Virtual Box
  1. Install the Oracle VM Virtual Box (Open Source)
  2. Download the Virtual Machine Image from dealii.org/download.html
  3. Start the Virtual Box manager and import the .ova file
  4. Adjust the settings for CPUs, Memory to be less than what your machine has
  5. Delete the shared folder entry
  6. Start the newly imported virtual image

Preparing deal.II for our Course
  1. Start the terminal (virtual box: second menu item in the top bar)
  2. Run the following
    • sudo apt-get libarpack2-dev
    • cd deal.II/dealii
    • git checkout master
    • git pull
    • cd ..
  3. Edit setup.sh and remove the line that contains
    • checkout v8.4.1
  4. Run setup.sh
  5. Go and have coffee, lunch, dinner, etc.

      Downloading and Setting Up amandus
      From your home directory, run the following:
      • mkdir amandus
      • cd amandus
      • git clone https://bitbucket.org/guidokanschat/amandus.git
      • mkdir build
      • cd build
      • cmake -DDEAL_II_DIR=$HOME/deal.II/installed ../amandus
      • make

      Further Information
      Further information for setting up deal.II with different packages can be found at the deal.II ReadMe.
      For using deal.II with MPI for parallel computations, we require