Fortran version

Much of the Clawpack 4.3 documentation still applies:

New in 4.4

Input parameters are generally specified in a Python script and then:

$ make .data

creates the *.data files that the Fortran code requires. These have nearly the same form as in Clawpack 4.3, except:

  • is now
  • The first line of the file now contains ndim, the number of space dimensions.

The output files fort.* have nearly the same form as in Clawpack 4.3 except:

  • The fort.t* files now contain ndim.


Most example directories contain a Makefile that offers several options. Type:

$ make help

for a list. Often:

$ make .plots

is all you need to type to create the data files, compile the code, run it, and produce plots as png and html files.

Or, if you just want to run the code and produce output without making all the plots (and then do the plotting interactively, for example):

$ make .output

Note: There is a dot before plots and output in the above commands.

The directory where output and plots are stored is specified in the Makefile.

The Makefile in most directories includes a common Makefile found at $CLAW/util/Makefile.common that does most of the work.

More tips

  • The “make .output” command runs the code and stores the name of the output directory in the file .output and it is the modification time of this file that is checked relative to the dependencies. (Note: the unix command ls generally does not display files that start with a dot so this file may be invisible unless you use “ls -a”.)

    If you want to re-run the code and encounter:

    $ make .output
    $ make: `.output' is up to date.

    you can remove the file .output to force the code to be run again.

  • Similarly, remove the file .plots to force the plots to be recreated.

  • If you change the compiler flags FFLAGS in the Makefile then you should make sure that all files used are recompiled with the new flags. The Makefiles as written do not catch this dependency and will not recompile all the .o files when the Makefile changes. To force recompilation, use:

    $ make new

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