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Category Text Publication
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DOI 10.1111/gwat.13017
Licence creative commons licence
Title (Primary) ogs5py: A Python-API for the OpenGeoSys 5 scientific modeling package
Author Müller, S.; Zech, A.; Heße, F.
Journal Groundwater
Year 2021
Department CHS
Volume 59
Issue 1
Page From 117
Page To 122
Language englisch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
Keywords Numerical modeling, Python, Open source, OpenGeoSy
Abstract High‐performance numerical codes are an indispensable tool for hydrogeologists when modeling subsurface flow and transport systems. But as they are written in compiled languages, like C/C++ or Fortran, established software packages are rarely user‐friendly, limiting a wider adoption of such tools. OpenGeoSys (OGS), an open‐source, finite‐element solver for thermohydro‐mechanical‐chemical processes in porous and fractured media, is no exception. Graphical user interfaces may increase usability, but do so at a dramatic reduction of flexibility and are difficult or impossible to integrate into a larger workflow. Python offers an optimal trade‐off between these goals by providing a highly‐flexible, yet comparatively user‐friendly environment for software applications. Hence, we introduce ogs5py, a Python‐API for the OpenGeoSys 5 scientific modeling package. It provides a fully Python‐based representation of an OGS project, a large array of convenience functions for users to interact with OGS and connects OGS to the scientific and computational environment of Python.
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Müller, S., Zech, A., Heße, F. (2021):
ogs5py: A Python-API for the OpenGeoSys 5 scientific modeling package
Groundwater 59 (1), 117 - 122