The only compulsory pre-requisites needed are compilers for C/C++/Fortran (such as the GNU compiler collection) and a Python interpreter.

In addition, several optional libraries can be linked with for a more complete experience of Code_Saturne.

These links are provided for information. Most of these libraries are available directly in compiled form through the package managers of the Linux distributions. It is strongly advised to use these compiled packages when available.

On most Linux distributions, packages are separated in a <package> (needed to run) and <package>-dev (development, needed to compile) scheme, so do not forget to check that the development headers for required packages are also installed.

The installation manual provides more details on required libraries and versions.

Graphical interface

Mesh format for pre- and post-processing

Parallel computing