Re: References on ICs implementation

From: William Alexander Watson <>
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2012 11:47:28 +0100

Hi all,

This paper is very informative on the topic of IC generation for
cosmological simulations:


On 27/06/2012 11:34, Enders wrote:
> You can take a look at "Nemo - Stellar Toolbox". It has lots of IC
> generators, basically
> any program that starts with "mk" like "mkplummer". They might be easy
> enough to understand.
> The closest to a tutorial I have seen is this:
>> Hi all!
>> I'm quite new to Gadget and new to the list, so please excuse me if I
>> ask silly questions.
>> I'm trying to work with Gadget and ICs generators for my PhD project,
>> but I can't find any reference on
>> how they work in practice.
>> I've read a lot of papers on the theory, on the refinement of the
>> algorithms, but
>> nothing about "how to write down a simple ICs generator" for example,
>> or how to implement
>> that theory.
>> Something like ICs generator tutorial o ICs for dummies!
>> I've also tried to read the sources of N-GenIC, 2LPTic, grafic,
>> mpcgrafic and cosmics,
>> but I am not able to understand the essentials.
>> Can you suggest me at least a starting point to understand
>> the implementation of the algorithms for IC generation?
>> Thanks!
Received on 2012-06-27 12:47:26

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