José Abell's research blog


OpenSees coming to python!

One of the gripes a lot of people have with OpenSees is that it adopts TCL as its interpreter language. Originally, OpenSees was conceived as a framework, this is apparent from the main page of the wiki:

OpenSees, the Open System for Earthquake Engineering Simulation, is an object-oriented, open source software framework. It allows users to create both serial and parallel finite element computer applications for simulating…

So, it was meant to be a neat way to build new FEM software. For years the only actual (known) application to use the OpenSees framework was what came to be known as …